7
   

Is berry picking therapeutic?

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2021 05:35 pm
Last weekend I went blueberry picking with one of my daughters. I don't even like blueberries but saw an advertisement..we used to go apple picking frequently when my kids were younger so I asked if she would like to go. She gave me an enthusiastic yes, surprising from my 18 year old to be enthusiastic about anything.

It was just a town away, we drive in and it was an older guy directing us to park. We go to a table an older woman hands us each a bucket that is all it is.. the setup four older people and a big spread of blueberry bushes.

We begin picking. And to my surprise I felt stress and everything just release ... Just looking for the perfect berries and carefully removing them so not to harm the bushes. I kept moving among the various bushes all different heights.

I am telling you never thought it would feel so good and relaxing for that hour and a half. I did eat two. I still don't really care for them.
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 7 • Views: 210 • Replies: 13
No top replies

 
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2021 05:48 pm
@Linkat,
what are you going to do with them all? lol

When I was a kid, my mom and dad took all 7 of us berry picking for all kinds of berries. One day, we collected 63 lbs of strawberries. That doesn't include what we ate Smile
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2021 06:27 pm
We used to pick the wild berries in a field every year. But we don't know of any good places to pick them now.
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2021 06:28 pm
@Mame,
Only had like a pound and a half between the two of us..and everyone else likes blueberries so just plain eating them as snacks and as part of breakfast ..at least for the other 3 in the family.
0 Replies
 
Real Music
 
  1  
Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2021 09:39 pm
@Linkat,
Quote:
Is berry picking therapeutic?

1. It apparently was therapeutic for you.
2. Do you have any idea of why it was therapeutic for you?
3. Was it because at that moment you were away from the hustle & bustle and the hectic fast pace of life?
4. Sometimes the simple things in life can be the most relaxing.
5. Have you ever heard the phrase "Stop and smell the roses"?
0 Replies
 
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2021 02:52 am
@Linkat,
Quote:
I don't even like blueberries


Shocked


0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2021 12:50 pm
Accoutrements a month ago, at the beginning of the picking season, we found a gorgeous you-pick-your-own field over near northwestern corner of CT. It 20 minutes of fun driving. The four of us picked an ate our fill.new go there when they opened. We made a bunch of strawberry jam. I think we had 3 jars of it. One is still in fridge.
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2021 01:08 pm
The question is was it therapeutic? Yes, with lots of bending, twisting and oohing and ahhhing!
0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2021 01:09 pm
@Ragman,
Damned spellcheck. About a month ago.
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 06:35 am
@Ragman,
went fishin arly this AM and was picking wineberries same time. Got about a Qt and a half, (enough for a nice gallette for Mrs F to make).
caught 10 pumpkinseed sunnies
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:17 am
@Ragman,
That sounds accoutrements right.
0 Replies
 
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 01:10 pm
Wish I could share the wealth of berries and jams we made from the berries. If you think making jam is hard, you’re wrong. Though I must admit using pectin makes it a bit less trouble and less time consuming.
Mame
 
  1  
Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 03:21 pm
@Ragman,
Yeah... back in the day, before Certo-Light, I'd make jams the other way 'round... you know, 7-8 cups of fruit to 3 cups of sugar. It was loose/thin (which I liked), but way less sweet. I loved it. Now, with the "light" pectin, I can even make my marmalade this way. Don't like sugary-sweet thick marmalade, jams or jellies.
Ragman
 
  1  
Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 04:16 pm
@Mame,
100% agreed on less sweet and less thick.
0 Replies
 
 

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Is berry picking therapeutic?
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.02 seconds on 07/31/2021 at 11:15:32