Posts tagged: berry picking

A Berry Good Day

By , September 9, 2012

Come on now. If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you knew the day would come when I’d have to use that title, right?

Thursday, we went berry picking with a neighbor friend and her five-year old daughter. We’d planned the trip a few days before, but the weather had become more severe than we’d anticipated—some rain, lots of wind. It didn’t look like it would be very comfortable. Michelle and I weren’t too worried. The best day of berry picking we can remember included monsoon rains and snow. How could this be much worse?

Alaska blueberries--finest kind!

Some of the day’s harvest (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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Wake Up Call for Winter

By , October 23, 2010

Yesterday we realized we needed to go to town to pick up a prescription, even though we’d decided to stay home. We knew that if we left in the morning, we couldn’t return till afternoon because of the tide, so we decided to go up the Chilkat River valley to look for highbush cranberries and fish the coho salmon run on the river.

Almost on a whim I decided to wear a heavy, windproof sweater under my coat, even though I thought I’d be too warm. That was lucky. It’s cold upriver! Continue reading 'Wake Up Call for Winter'»

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