Hill Collection: Berry Pickin'

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Berry Pickin'

Last weekend husband and I headed to a local berry farm for our some adventures in berry picking. Three Birds Berry Farm was the ideal spot for making a summer memory. We hit peak blueberry time and just as the blackberries were starting to ripen up. With some luck though, we managed to find a handful of ripened blackberries and figured we would need to go back when there were more for the pickin'. 

I snapped some photos and even some film footage of our day. Keep scrolling for pictures and a little film of our hour in the berry patches!





The berry fields were beautiful and absolutely full of fresh and stunning fruit. This was our first time blueberry picking, and we didn't expect the multitude of blueberries. They grow in such large clumps and all over the bushes. Same with the blackberries. There were just so many, an abundance of red ripening to a dark shade of blue. 

I'm telling you, even though they're just berries, they're stunning. God makes some really beautiful things for us to enjoy!


We started off in the blackberry rows and after scouring for some ripened berries, we headed to the blueberries. We kept our picking to a minimal there because we didn't want to waste any fruit goodness. But next time, I think I'll be making some kind of sweet treat with them, so bring on all the berries!


I may or may not have snapped this picture because it reminded me of fall. I take no offense if you think I'm crazy. Just know that fall is my jam, as are all its colorful leaves. 



Do you spy the baby bump?? Baby Hill definitely seemed to be a fan of berry picking. Not so much when the sun wasn't hiding behind the clouds (hello hotness). I kept thinking about next year at this time and what it will be like to be picking berries with a six month old babe. It made me all giddy. 



The coloring of blueberries might just be one of my favorite things. I love their shade of mauve that eventually turns into a bright blue. Hmm, maybe I need to go back and pick some of each to use as d├ęcor for our gender reveal. Just kidding....




Our loot was summer fresh and tasty. Berry picking is definitely a new Hill summer tradition for sure. And oh how fun it will be to share this experience with our little one next year and all of our littles in the years to come! 




14 comments:

  1. beautiful! looks like fun... makes me want to find a fun place soon! :)

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    1. You should!! Nothing like fresh berries!

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  2. these pics are so cute! I have been wanting to go berry picking forever. I need to find a place asap. I've only ever been apple picking

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    1. Thank you! We went apple picking last fall and loved it. That's how we decided to go berry picking and it just so happened that there was a farm near us!

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  3. A friend of mine just went berry picking...between his pictures and yours, I am convinced I need to go!

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  4. Yum! Will you make anything with these or just eat fresh?

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    1. We gobbled these up fresh! But, if we go again, then I'm definitely making a dessert with them!

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  5. Ive never been blueberry picking! Blackberries grow wild in our backyard and theres an awesome strawberry/raspberry/ollallieberry place 45 mins away, so I guess I cant complain :) Fresh berries are the epitome of summer.

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    1. Blackberries grow wild at my parents', but picking blueberries was a whole other experience. And I agree, they're definitely the epitome of summer!

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  6. So exciting to think about your babe being with you next year! Ahh!

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  7. I have so many fond memories of picking wild blackBerries growing up. We have our own blueberry bushes on our farm and Ellie has a blast going out and picking all the ripe ones - these are memories I've dreamed of!

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    1. That's the sweetest! I'm sure picking berries with you will turn into some of her best childhood memories :)

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