Berry Picking

One of the advantages of an at home office is being able to walk outside when I take a break and be in my own yard. For those of you that don’t know, I live in the country and I live there because I love it. Around here it’s pretty isolated. Having a forty-three thousand acre nature preserve adjoining on three sides lends a little extra privacy, as well.

If you have been to my website hvpurvis.com or my facebook page, you have seen photos of horses and old country buildings. Everyone needs a hobby and with over a hundred acres I am often asked the question, “What do you raise on your farm?” The answer is…nothing. Farming is hard work and I do not care much even for yard work. I do my small area of blueberry bushes, grape vines, apples, peaches and pears. That brings me back to my starting sentence.

Each day for the past week, I walk out to my blueberries to check if any have begun to change color. First will come red and then it will evolve to the big succulent blue. That is the day I eagerly anticipate. Nothing seems as good as walking the fifty feet to my bushes and standing there picking the berries and eating them on the spot. Eventually, the bushes will produce more berries than I can eat like this and we will pull out the pans and pick.

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  1. I live in Florida 6 miles from the beach and whenver I get stiff from sitting in my chair and writing,editing or critiquing on my laptop I go to the ocean. I may not take a dip but I do sit to listen to the waves and watch the people. So cool.
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