Bracken and I went on an adventure to Springbank Farm in Lebanon, Oregon last week. Michelle had a booth near us at the Mother Earth News Fair and it was a pleasure to get to visit her family’s lovely farm! (I love that historic barn and seeing the one-room schoolhouse they saved.) It was a bit of a drive for us, but Bracken got rewarded with blueberries and that certainly makes any drive worth it for him. We did our first blueberry picking of the season! When we pick blueberries, it makes it feel like summer has officially begun because in our family summer is just not summer without blueberry picking.
While I was snapping some pictures, Bracken got busy picking berries. Being in the blueberry fields every summer since he was a baby has made for quite the picker. We weren’t there long because of our busy schedule of errands that day, but we filled up our bucket, bought some flats, and enjoyed eating those -taste of summer- blueberries on the drive home. It takes a lot of blueberries to get us through until next year’s blueberry season, so we have more picking yet to do this year. For those of you in the area, their u-pick field is currently open. For those of you far away who aren’t able to visit Springbank Farm in person, they have their delicious Blueberry Wine for sale on their website. I sampled it and it’s amazing!