Monday

Lately up north... we've been foraging again!


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.

9 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that you do fun stuff like forage. I don't think I've ever foraged before!

Eleanor @ Shopping The Closet said...

Foraging around here = a trip to the local U-Pick farm.
I envy the gorgeous landscape and the chance for such simple pleasures.I see why you love it so much!

sweet harvest moon said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

You make foraging look so cool.
Lovely pics.

Krystal said...

look how cute you are :) so yah, feeling super crappy lately! actually i think it has to do with baby dropping and how it makes it really uncomfortable to walk :( had to stop going to the gym finally. ah well...will be over soon!!

the southern hostess said...

Agreed! You make foraging look cool. Those strawberries are the cutest!

April Louise said...

Foraging looks like fun and your photographs are really pretty.

Jan Halvarson said...

yum - i remember finding wild strawberries as a child - love them - little nuggets of gold almost...

rooth said...

Those are adorably CUTE strawberries - I don't know if I could bear to eat them. Okay yes I could :)

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