Saturday, July 16, 2005

Blue in Tallahassee? Unheard of!

Stick or Insect?
Stick or Insect?,
originally uploaded by QuirkyKitschGirl.
Sports fans know that the two major Florida colleges are rivals: Florida State University(Tallahassee; colors: garnet and gold) and University of Florida (Gainesville; colors: blue and orange). That being understood, one knows that blue is not a popular color here in Tallahassee...

I went blueberry picking today - it was very cool! Well, it was actually very hot, but I'm so glad I went out and did this. Drove about 20 miles outside of town to a little blueberry farm. It's an honor system where the farmer has one-gallon buckets and bags available for picking. When done, you drop your money in a wooden bird house. At $8 per gallon, I couldn't go wrong!

I'm now faced with the dilemma of what to do with two gallons of blueberries. I had fantasies of making jam but that's not going to happen until my first paycheck. My friend ZeldaMae suggested blueberry pancakes or muffins. Pancakes I can handle, through them in the Bisquick mix. But muffins, that's a little too adventurous for me right now.

I am freezing them (yes, I know to freeze them on a pan then into a bag) for the day I get my canning supplies. Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas????

5 comments:

Sassy said...

Jenn, I am commenting to save your hide. Should Matt-A read this entry, he might get a bit unruffled. University of Florida (UF-blue and orange) is in Gainesville and Florida State University (FSU-garnet and gold) is in Tallahassee. Unfortunately people are a bit picky, I'm just an amuzed observer. LOL

JA Huber said...

Oops! My bad! I think I realized it this morning when I was in the bog, thinking about my blog... Thanks, I made the "correction" - you're right, I'd be lynched :)

Anonymous said...

Insect. Praying Mantis. Did you take the photo? Nice.
Hope you are fine. I enjoy your blog.

Shep
LOL (lots of love)

PamelaCooks said...

Hi!

I was wondering if you could tell me where the blueberry picking place was!

Please comment on my blog. Thanks so much in advance.

Pamela (PamelaCooks)

JA Huber said...

Since I've received some inquiries as to where I went blueberry picking, hope this helps:

In 2005 and in July 2007, I went to Beare's Berries in Havana. However, when visited in 2007, it wasn't on the honor system and a man weighed the berries and collected the money, $4 a pound. Not sure if at the end of the season they make it an honor system.

Take 27 North and turn left onto SR 159/SR 12 - Havana Highway (there is an earlier turn for SR 159 but don't turn on that, like I did!). If they still have blueberries, there should be a sign (here's a photo on the new blog post) http://qkgirltallahassee.blogspot.com/2007/06/spam-i-am-not-and-i-like-blueberries.html

There's also this site which is useful: http://www.pickyourown.org/FLpanhandle.htm

Hope this helps!