Monday, August 17, 2009

Wild Blueberries

Last week, my family and I went camping at Grayson Highlands. When we were hiking, we stumbled upon some wild blueberry plants. The next day, we picked some for our pancakes. We filled up a 13 oz container with the berries. We are not sure whether the berries were huckleberries or blueberries. Some other hikers said that they were huckleberries, though most said that they were blueberries. We also found some blackberries, which made Daddy happy. :)

Wild blueberries are high in antioxidants. They are often smaller that the regular blueberry. Blueberries are from the vaccinum family. Wild blueberries were often used as medicine by the Greeks, which is where their family name originates. Momma and Daddy first had wild blueberries in Maine before Ben and I were born. They were quite surprised to find their favorite blueberries in Virginia!

We enjoyed picking the blueberries in what Daddy refers to as the "Rockie Mountains of Virginia"!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Welcome back from your trip. I happened to see some photos on the Mally family's blog of Grayson Highlands and thought of you! It looked like pretty scenery!

    I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your new piano lessons! You will have to tell us more about it. :)