Yesterday we went up the moors to pick that sweetest of local fruits, the blueberry. As John points out, our local blueberries are a variety called whortleberries (pronounced ‘urtz) which are tiny but very delicious. We went as a group: four adults, one child, two dogs, one of whom didn’t want to let me get on with picking anything.
We got a reasonable quantity of the precious berries. In fact, a reasonable quantity each, which is just as well given that we aren’t combining them in a communal kitchen. But I found it unexpectedly hard: it only took about a minute of picking before my elbow started giving trouble, so I had to pick left-handed. The right arm seemed OK carrying the container I was filling, but today it hurts :( I shall just have to hope to be better in time for the blackberry season.
Just eaten the first of mine, as a spot of dessert after lunch. Yum!