Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gratituesday - Blueberries!

Apparently I can only actually get a post up for one meme per week, last wee
k I managed to get menu Monday up, this week I'm squeezing under the wire and getting Gratituesday in.

Last summer we were able to order blueberries in bulk through my husband's employer and we enjoyed those blueberries (I think we got 30 lbs) all winter long. So needless to say, we've been anxiously awaiting a chance to order blueberries in bulk again. When the information came out, we started talking about it, and first said 40lbs (this time it needed to be in 20lb increments), and then last minute, upped it to 60lbs!!!

The blueberries came in today and hubby brought them home mid-morning.

So our day was spent washing blueberries, spreading them out on towels to dry, putting them in freezer bags, and putting them in the freezer. We got 40lbs frozen and part of the 3rd box washed and laid out on towels to dry. So tomorrow will be another blueberry day.

I am SO thankful!! I am thankful for all these yummy, super healthy, blueberries that we will SO enjoy all year long, in muffins, smoothies, pancakes, on ice cream and just straight from the freezer. I am thankful for how A1 & A2 dove in and helped without complaining today. They spread the washed blueberries out on the towels, they helped put all 40 lbs into freezer bags. Such good little helpers! And this evening, A1's main question was "so when can we go pick the raspberries?" (the wild raspberries are ripening, but it's SOO hot this week I've been putting her off). And just in case you wondered, this is what 20lbs of blueberries looks like!

See other Gratituesday posts here. Pssst! As an extra, this week Laura's included a giveaway on an awesome sounding, brand new, preschool e-book, in her Gratituesday post! Check it out!!!


alecat said...

Wow, what a lot of berries!
I'd be very, very grateful for such abundance too. It's lovely to see the children enjoying helping you. :)

Catherine (aka alecat, via TOS Crew)

Denise said...

Certainly is a lot of blueberries!
Stopping by from the Homeschool Crew~ still keep finding a blog here and there that I have not visited! Look forward to checking your blog out!