Fall has definitely arrived in the north. It's a bit cooler, the days are shorter, and the weather feels just a little bit more wild and unpredictable.
Fall up north also means berry season, and that it's time to start foraging for the winter.
This weekend we picked a big bucket of wild blueberries to freeze for the winter. Let me tell you, it was hard work!
Much harder than picking blueberries down south, since northern blueberries grow sparsely and very low to the ground....making it especially challenging when you're 7 months pregnant!
But I practised my squats and eventually just plopped my oversized self on the ground, and still managed to pick my fair share ; )
(what kept me going was the thought of having delicious blueberry pancakes on those cold weekend mornings all winter long)
We even found a few wild strawberries (which are a million times more flavourful than those overgrown ginormous ones you find in grocery stores).
In the next few weeks the cranberries will ripen by the bay and it will be time to harvest again.
Then comes the time to forage for wild chanterelle mushrooms...
This is what I love most about living up north.