Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Berry Update

Happy August!

Oy, I can tell it's August by the amount of people and heat.  Not complaining, just saying.

There are a few people, however, that make me excited to see.  A handful of times this summer, my blog readers have come into the Harbor Haus for dinner or what not, and introduced themselves to me as some one who reads my blog.  Thank you!  I appreciate knowing that you are out there enjoying my adventures and musings.  I try my best to keep you entertained and informed.  Just you wait til I get more creative energy stored up!

Now for a berry update.  If you were with me last summer, you'll remember that berries of all kinds were huge and plentiful.  This year, that is not the case.  

The bilberry bushes are quite empty.  I scouted my four best spots, all to find that I am walking more than picking.  I mean, I've got almost two gallons already, but it took a lot of searching and time.  They are my favorite because they are tasty and they freeze well.

The thimbleberries, however, are rocking.  I'll be out tomorrow picking their little magenta buttons with Aaron's family.  So pumped.

The blueberries seem a little late, but they're out there.  Delicious too.  

Cherries are doing well.  I just need to find a ladder to reach them all.  There are some nice trees on my way to work at the HH, but I try not to eat too many because my mouth gets all purple like I've been drinking merlot.  Ha!

Sugar plums are a little late too, and not as juicy as last year, but I have a feeling I'm going to pick a bunch again for wine.  Mmm.

Buffaloberries were more than I've ever seen, but I didn't pick any this year because they are so tart, and I really don't know what to do with them.  They are mostly gone already -- maybe the birds ate them all!

I haven't checked out the chokecherries, raspberries or plums too much to see how they are doing yet.  What?  I'll find out soon enough.

Thanks for reading, and if you see me behind the bar at the Harbor Haus, say hello, and remind me to autograph a CH pamphlet for you! 


  1. Of course your blog is popular! You're a great way to keep track of what is going on in Copper Harbor when we can only visit once or twice a year. I would really like to sit there all summer near the lake but that isn't realistic do
    the blog is the next best thing.

  2. Oh, thank you! I surely appreciate it. I'm nostalgic for my writing (and video making) time again. October 15th is only two and a half months away....

  3. I'm in the log house next to the HH and planning to come in next Monday or Tuesday for dinner. Will introduce myself then...love this blog.

  4. I found thimbleberries in two places in Wisconsin (but I'm not telling where)