Thursday, July 28, 2011

blueberry picking

A week ago today, we went on our annual blueberry picking trip. This is always a favorite summer activity and something we always look forward to. Drew and I left the house early in the morning and stopped to pick up our fellow berry picker, my mom. This is the 4th year we have made the trip to Rush River Produce in Maiden Rock, WI. It is about an hour and half drive, but is worth every second of the drive which is incredibly scenic and takes you through historic Red Wing and the beautiful Lake Pepin area.


Rush River Produce has over 9 acres of blueberries, and also have currents and gooseberries. But we go for the blueberries.


We picked the perfect day to berry pick, the weather was absolutely perfect, especially considering how hot it had been even just the day before.

We got busy right away picking the berries and picked for about 3 hours.

Drew busy picking.


My Mom.


And me.


The berries were so big this year and there were so many... which made the picking so much easier.


Drew and I picked 23 pounds of blueberries which is the most we have ever picked. Although, it always seems that come winter, we have never picked enough. :)


After we were done picking and we had paid and loaded the berries into the car; I walked around the grounds to take some pictures of the beautiful views.


The gardens and flowers are absolutely amazing.



I so wish this was my yard!! :)



We stopped in Red Wing on the way home to grab some lunch. We stopped at the same place we went to last year, the St. James Hotel. This is a neat little city to stop in and the hotel has a great roof top patio where we enjoyed our lunch.



The beautiful flower baskets that are all over the streets of Red Wing.



Another great summer day!!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Very fun to see your version of picking!! There are so many great places to take in, and I love Red Wing, too. It's been quite a few years since we spent any time there - I think it's time to visit again!