Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Style Of Huckleberry Picking

All of my siblings know that I have a very big 'Huckleberry Tooth' anything with huckleberrys has GOT to be good! (Have you ever tried huckleberry ice cream?!?! Good stuff!)

Sunday afternoon my brother and I decided to go riding in the hills somewhere. We couldn't go too far because it was 2:20 till we got to the trail head, but I was sure excited! This is the only time I was able to go in the mountains this year :D Other than going on the BLM up behind our house.

Heading up was absolutaly BEAUTIFUL! Down at the bottom it was very woodsy and brushy. You can imagine my surprise when I seen huckleberry plants, with lots of ripe huckleberries!! Other than seeing them once in Jackson I haven't seen any since we were in Idaho! Whew! I was excited :D :D

Getting to the top was also beautiful. There were hillsides of flowers of all kinds of colors. Even pink! Is it just my imagination, or does it seem like pink flowers in the rocky mountains are extremely rare?

Oh, but here I am getting off the subject. Oops. Time to get back on track.

Growing up I always thought it would be 'so cool' to live in a place where you could go berry picking. Other than being tons of wild raspberries around (Which I don't need cause I grow my own) I never seen other berries. So, I decided I was going to go berry picking the next chance I got! Yeehawww!

Monday evening I got of work early. Great! It would be a nice time to meet my siblings in town and head up for a few hours. Turns out they didn't get the house clean and supper ready in time, so they weren't going to be able to go. What a disapointment! But, what if the berries dry up before we get to go out again?!?! I decided to cowgirl up and do it alone.

But, a well known fact is that where there is berries, there IS going to be bears. I decided to be smart and err on the smart side, so I stopped on the way out to buy a flashlight in case I stayed out too long, and bear spray. "Isn't my parents going to be so proud that I'm a cautious person, and wasting my time buying bear spray? They are going to be pleased with me tonight!" I thought.

Yeah right....

JUST when I was going to head out mom called. Apparently when dad heard I was going up there he said HE sure wouldn't do it! The more he thought about it, the more he didn't want me to go...anyway, he thought it would be better to err on the smart side and just not go at all. Especially since you really don't get that many berries anyway.

So, after cancelling a horse date, and getting off work early, and buying two flashlights and a $50.00 can of bear spray I decided to err on the smart side and just not go at all. :-)

So then I was able to go home and have a wonderful time messing around outside with the little ones, picking raspberries--and not having to keep a look-out for bears.

 And the next time I think about going huckleberry picking I'll just stop by walmart and buy a pack of blueberries :D

1 comment:

  1. Oh but blueberries aren't nearly as good. Come over and you can pick here!