Belated Blueberry update  


My 2017 blueberry harvest was a success. My goal to have enough blueberries to thank the people who helped me plant, make all the pies and wine for Sabrina’s wedding, and eat blueberries to my hearts content, was accomplished!

The plan to stagger the ripening season didn’t happen this year, don’t ask me why. All of my varieties of berries, from early to late ripening, turned blue and were ready to pick in one fell swoop. So over the course of one weekend in early August, friends and neighbors came and we harvested 175lbs. And then it was over! But what fun it was (not to mention deeply satisfying) to see my fields (albeit briefly) washed in blue. Some of the berries were so big they looked like grapes. And sweet – so sweet!  

The rain this year was more of a blessing to me than a curse. Given the fact that I was lame and needed to redo the irrigation system in one of my fields, the continual downpour gave me some grace time to get it done (even though I lost some plants due to flooding). So thank you all for taking that hit. 

I think if the fierce God of agriculture continues to smile down upon me,  I should be able to open for business next year for family and friends and to the public for the 2019 season. Fingers crossed! 

20 responses »

  1. Hip hip HOORAY!! That’s just spectacular!
    I hope to be one of your customers next season (wink wink, nudge nudge).
    Big hugs.

  2. So glad to hear that your blueberries are prospering ! You are a brave girl to take on such a big project but then ” it’s Arlene” So no surprise. XO

    • Thanks Pauline. Not going to lie – I was pretty relieved to get some berries this year. I wonder if I’ll ever take getting berries for granted. Presuming of course that I continue to get berries. 🙂 xo

  3. Enjoy your blueberry pics.Good thing you didn’t have a summer like us .No rain and it is still dry. Lots of glorious sun but so hard on the plants and trees. The fall clots are not as spectacular because of the drought. send our best wishes to Sabrina!Xo

  4. The blueberries look so so perfectly blue and and my face just smiled looking at them ! They look so delicious !!! I will be ready to pick ….. oh those photos warmed my heart. Good job !

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