Sunday, July 28, 2013
theater and blueberries
a fun-filled sunday starting with my niece's theater camp play, which was great! that's her up front in the green neck tie. so proud of her!!
then brian and i decided that it was perfect blueberry picking weather-overcast, a bit drizzly and coooooool. we are possibly the world's slowest blueberry pickers, so cool weather sure beats beating down sun! this place is great-they don't spray the bushes. they use those bug pheromone collecting bag thing-ys, and when we arrived we heard some cacophonous bird song! we found out that they are broadcasting the sounds of birds in extreme distress which keeps blueberry-eating birds away from the bushes. really interesting! they started doing this in california where birds were eating up to 40% of grape crops, and after using the bird songs, they were only losing 2%! pretty cool!
so we picked 6 1/2 pounds(those buckets are fuller than they look!) , and came home and made blueberry crisp. yuuuuuuummy!!
so nice to have this cooler weather. i know it's summer and it's supposed to be hot, but this year has been a killer!!