Saturday, December 22, 2007

Blueberry picking.

There is a blueberry farm about 15mins drive from us. Last year we went berry picking and had great fun.

The blueberries were delicious. We got a phone call to say that this years crop of berries were just becoming ripe enough to pick. It was the first day of the kids school holidays, what better thing to do to fill the day!

Off we went and had great fun picking a kilo of berries and then hopped in the car to come home.

"What a lovely day" I thought with a nice glow of satisfaction.

Having the kids out in the fresh air, picking our own fruit, heading home to bake some blueberry muffins.

It doesn't get much better than this.


I nearly crashed the car as Sian let out a blood curdling scream that came close to shattering the car windows. I screamed back "WHAT....?"


I pulled in on the hard shoulder to find that Sian had managed to pull the leech off and we looked at her ankle with a big smear of blood running down her foot. Normally it isn't possible to pull a leach off and you need to use a match or salt or metho. Luckily we think that this leech had only just started to bite and hadn't got a proper hold.

We took a few minutes to find the leech (crawling under the passenger seat) Sian put it in an empty container. Now that we were over the fright Sian started to look quite chuffed with herself. Instead of getting home and telling Byron all about the berry picking she went in proudly with her captured leech and tales of her big adventure!

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. That's amazing - didn't they eat any blueberries while picking, no stains on them at all. Hope you're looking after that leech Sian.