It’s happening! And you’re Invited


You are warmly invited to the soft opening of Balderson Blueberries u- pick.

August 3, 4, 9am-7pm.

Drop in and pick up some field fresh blueberries, check out my little Merry Blueberry store and dessert cafe, and the small cut-your-own flower garden.

My season this year is only for family, friends, neighbors, and faithful blog readers, and will last as long as I have blueberries. Unlike strawberries, blueberries do not keep regenerating fruit throughout the season; the number of berries are determined by buds formed the previous fall. Once the berries are picked out, my season will be over. But the blooms on my earliest ripeningy ‘patriot’ variety indicate a good crop.

I’m still working on building the infrastructure for the overhead bird netting. It is proving to be every bit as grueling as expected. I’m sure someone with the right expertise and equipment could do a far better (and faster) job of it but I’m too far into the gargantuan project to change lanes now. I suppose that as long as it eventually gets finished (and works!) without completely unhinging my sanity, I’ll be glad I did it.

In any case, bird netting finished or not, I would love it if you came and shared my soft opening with me. Get a complimentary family portrait taken and enjoy a complimentary glass of my blueberry wine. Directions are on my website at If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Excited to see you soon!

14 responses »

  1. So thrilled for you! You made it! Congratulations. Looking forward to spending time with you that weekend!

  2. Excited about your grand opening but unfortunately we will not be able to come as I am going for surgery in one week and will be recuperating probably the rest of our short summer. As you might have heard, I have cancer and will have to heal from that.Don’t look forward to it. Glad to hear you are in production and hope it pays off for all the hard work you have put into it.Admire your determination! Is there any chance you will be visiting “the cabin”? If so, maybe we can have another pot luck get-together. So nice the last time.We don’t see much of Reg’s kids anymore and we are thinning out. Best to you! Love, Auntie

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    • Dearest auntie Pauline, I am so sad that you are going through that. My thought will be with you and your family next week as you go into surgery. What day do you go? Such hard stuff! I know you will rock it with strength and grace, as you do everything else. You are a wonderful aunt and I will very much look forward to seeing you this fall. I miss you guys. I don’t know about my siblings but I will be at the cabin if I have to crawl. I have been yearning for a trip to the homeland. Thanks for all your support and love. Lots of love to you, Arlene

  3. So excited for your opening my friend! See you long before then…but will be there with bells on for your opening! ❤

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