Blueberries are one of Jenna’s absolute favorite things to eat. There was a time when Biff had purchased twelve cartons of blueberries. She ate eleven of them. She would have eaten all twelve, but as Biff had made the purchase, I thought it was only fair that he get at least one carton.
This morning we had the experience of picking blueberries from the DelEv blueberry patch at the end of Myrtle Creek – or so we believe. The area didn’t seem to have service for cell phones or other such electronics.
Evelyn introduced herself to us and showed us where to pick the blueberries. It took only 20 minutes to pick 5 pounds. I think she was disappointed that we had not picked more – but we are not canners or freezers. Perhaps in time – but we still haven’t unpacked everything for Heaven’s sake!
Roland mentioned my blog to her and said I would help advertise her product – though I don’t know how many followers I have in Myrtle Creek. I would guess zero. I don’t know that I have followers in the entire state of Oregon. But here is my plug. And here is her flyer:
They are also looking for pickers (or a picker) to work for 75 cents a pound. Roland and I tried to talk Jenna into doing it for the summer. Pocket change, we figured. I could drive her there each morning. She didn’t appear to be too interested. I called our employment specialist after we returned home.
It was a fun experience. Both Roland and I enjoyed getting to know Evelyn. Maybe I’ll facebook the flyer I scanned. I am fb friends with at least two friends who live in Oregon – only three to four hours from Myrtle Creek. At least one of those two enjoys canning and preserving food. I will post it to her wall.
It was a positive experience. We’ll be back.