On our first blueberry-picking trip to Herndon Hills Farm in Durham, NC, we encountered a serious dilemma: whether to eat the blueberries immediately or drop them into our buckets to take home and bake into a delectable treat.
Predictably, Nora (2 years old) couldn't stop shoving the berries in her mouth and, when it was time to leave, presented me with a completely empty bucket. Cricket (3 years old) tasted a few, but continuously reminded us that blueberry muffins awaited. And what would her cousins say if we showed up to their house on the Fourth of July without baked goods? Needless to say, her bucket was brimming with berries as we finished.
When we returned home, I read that Design Mom is bringing back her Love the Place You Live series today. This announcement arrived at a perfect time for us for two reasons. First, I shot way too many blueberry photos (iPhone only on this adventure) and needed an excuse to share them. And second, we're debating a move within the next few years and are always tallying up pros and cons of living in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
Was picking organic berries at Herndon Hills Farm a pro? Absolutely. Will we go back again? Yes, and soon. This time around I know which little lady I can trust to fill her belly and which I can trust to bring home the goods.
(I've participated in the series twice before. You can check out the posts here: Historic Hillsborough, NC, and Eno River State Park, in Durham, NC.)
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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