This post is a tad late, but I wanted to share it along with our new favorite Elsa Beskow book, Peter in Blueberry Land. Elsa Beskow has been one of our favorite picture book authors for some time. Her stories are so intriguing and there's always such a playfulness in how she presents her characters, even if they are trolls or mischevious little children. Her illustrations are so precious and there is just enough detail to make you want to linger on each page before going on the the next. This one is our recent joy and finally became available at our library! I think it will make a beautiful back to school surprise for Seamus too!! In fact in combination with Blueberries for Sal, it might just make a super little unit for him to start out his new year!
So, back in late June we went on a glorious morning of Blueberry Picking at a small local berry patch and it was such a delightful time! The weather was a fair 75-80 degrees and we had the entire four blueberry rows to ourselves! The kids had so much fun finding bushes with the ripest and juiciest berries, which ones were not quite blue, and that we decided were so sour!! This was of course discovered by sampling the many different shaded berries! Violet filled the bottom of her box completely and the boys between the two of them filled the bottom of another and I did pretty well, along with baby back-packed filling up about half-way up another flat, whew!! Boy did those berries make a yummy pie and some super tasty blueberry sauce for pancakes and waffles!!
Next year it has been decided to try raspberries, or with any luck we'll be in a new house with our own raspberry bushes, maybe we'll plant some delectable blueberries as well!!