The weather couldn’t have been more perfect yesterday. It was warm, but not too hot. The sun was out, but it was not scalding. A refreshing breeze passed through the air. So, we took the boys and our niece berry picking. The beauty of living in an area which offers us the comfort of a quiet neighborhood, the convenience of being able to walk to the grocery store, and fields full of fresh berries within a few minutes drive is not lost on us.
We had the blueberry fields all to ourselves.
It was quiet, breezy, peaceful. A few shiny bugs were our only companions.
The kids enjoyed filling their buckets with the sweet berries.
More than a few berries were sampled by sneaky children.
But we managed to bring home enough berries for some fresh berry shortcake dessert.
I used an Alton Brown recipe for the shortcake, found here. I added about 1/4 cup additional milk to give the dough the right consistency. Next time, I’d also add a bit more sugar, but it was otherwise delicious!