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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
So this morning I decide to go out and pick blueberries--I have a couple of bushes in my back  yard.  On my way out I'm showing my hubby my new pants I bought yesterday, stretchy jean-type with metal studs on the side, down the lower leg.  I was so excited to find something that fit-stretchy waist AND fashionable. 
 You are going to get blueberries all over them, he says.  No I won't--I've been picking berries for a couple of weeks now and only get stuff on my shoes and I always check them before coming in the house, I say.  Well---sure enough--half way thru the job I feel something on my thigh--its wet.  Yup, squashed blueberries on BOTH thighs! 
 I always take a stool to sit on to pick the berries and must have sat in some dropped ones when I moved the stool.  Curses!  I think he hexed me!  My pants are now in the washer -- we will see if the stuff comes out.  Luckily the jeans are dark blue.
 
Yo-yo

puppylover
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about your pants but how lucky you are to have fresh blueberries. Yummy. I put dried ones in my oatmeal every morning but fresh would be so good.
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about your new pants yo-yo but that seems like a normal event for me and new clothes. I am such a clutz lol
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crazykitty
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope the blueberries come out of your jeans. Luckily blue berries are blue and
match bluejeans!

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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/14/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya-hoo!  Blueberries came out of the pants.  And yes, I am fortunate to have fresh blue berries.  My 3 bushes produced 58 qt. bags last year and I'm up to 27 qts this year.  My kids and grandkids LOVE to raid my freezer all winter!
 
Yo-yo

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   Posted 8/14/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Yoyo,
 
Those must be some massive blueberry plants.  We pick every year.  But I like picking the black berries better because our bushes are low to the ground (wild ones) and with the blackberries you can stand up.  Though I don't like the seeds in them that much.  I would rather eat the blueberries.  We keep them in the freezer and then when the grandkids come they can have frozen blueberries. 
 
Do you make anything out of the blueberries, like jelly or pies?  I love blueberry pie.  I love them on everything. 
 
I am glad that the stains came out of your new plants, when I pick berries, my hands end up purple.  Oh well, it is fun.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/14/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad the stains came out of your new pants.  My problem is always bleach when I am cleaning the kennel building, never fails.
 
How old are your blueberry bushes?  Mine are on their third year but just started taking off this year and we haven't gotten many at all.
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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/14/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
In answer to your question, the blueberry plants are about 20 yrs old and quite prolific.  Our weather this winter, spring and early summer has been very different than normal which is why we are not going to get as good a crop as last year.  As for what I make from the berries,  cobbler is the big thing, just berries and dropped biscuit dough type.  I also make berry smoothies year around.
 
Yo-yo

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   Posted 8/14/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this really easy recipe that I want to share with you.  It is for blackberry cobbler, but it will work for blueberries too.  This is actually too easy..............
 
In 9x13 baking pan, place your berries.  Take a yellow cake mix and sprinkle it over top (dry) evenly.  Take a stick of butter and slice it up on top.  Evenly on that too.  Bake at 350 for 35-45 min.  That is it.  It is so easy and so good.  I hope that you try it sometime if you haven't already.  I am not good at making buscuits.  I buy canned ones.  Mine come out too dry.  And definately not flakey.  I bet yours are good.
 
Have a good night,
 
Hugs, Karen
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/14/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Yo-yo, I loved your story. LOL I'm relieved that the jeans came clean. If they hadn't, I was going to tell you to tell your hubby he owes you a new pair! :D

I sure do envy you for your blueberries. How great! Frozen blueberries at your fingers all year long. *sigh* Heaven. So good for you, too. Really healthy stuff in them.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

Twinklestar
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   Posted 8/14/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Blueberries are the best! I have 20 lbs in my freezer. Every fall , I have a friend whose son will take orders and drive them from Michigan to Minnesota. I am the "go between" person, and I take the orders locally in the community, and put them together when they arrive. Alot of work, and I just got done with that process, but blueberries are so good for you and well worth the work to get them. And if you are fortunate enough to have them in your backyard, then they are worth a pair of bluejeans, which luckily you didn't have to sacrifice! Good for you!
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MinnyMouse
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   Posted 8/15/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Would love to have blueberries to squash on my pants.... so yummy... I do love them and made a pie this week that lasted all of an hour after it cooled...

Love berries, especially Dew Berries.... East Texas Best...

All this makes me want to cook....
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