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Last year I forked over $20 for a teeny tiny blueberry bush at a fancy schmancy nursery down the road. I was all excited to be able to harvest pints and pints of blueberries in my own backyard without spending $4.99 per container. The birds didn’t like that idea and ate almost all of the berries before had a chance to get them into the house. Shae was the most disappointed. You see, I don’t even like blueberries very much. I like them in muffins and in pancakes but I’m not one to snack on plain blueberries.

This year we took measures against the dumb birds. I dug up the bush and replanted it in a pot and it sits on the deck where we can keep an eye on it against the vultures I mean sparrows and robins.

Shae has been staking out the plant for the last few days. On Monday she saw one that was ready to pick and pick it she did. Wednesday she managed an entire handful and held onto them for an afternoon snack. This morning she got a small handful and ate them immediately. I keep telling her to wait a couple days in between or try saving them up for a recipe but she’s not interested.
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Letting my kids eat right from our own garden might be one of the most satisfying feelings ever. The tomatoes, peppers and beans might not be ready to pick but just knowing there will be entire meals dedicated from what they have grown makes me feel good as a mother.
#kidsinthekitchen, blueberries from the garden
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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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  1. I don’t think we can grow blueberry bushes (too hot, maybe?) … but that would be SO FUN!

    Maybe she’ll be ready to use them in a recipe as soon as she gets her fill off the bush!

  2. They look super yummy!

    Hoping to get some blueberries this summer when we return from vacation… Had TONS of strawberries this year!

  3. We really want to plant blueberry bushes here. Try hanging fishing line over the bush. It apparently confuses the birds, and they’ll avoid it rather than risk getting tangled up. No idea how much line you need, we haven’t gotten around to planting any berries yet!

  4. My kids would love a blueberry bush. My oldest loves to eat right out of the garden. We go to a local farm and pick strawberries and blackberries…so fun!

  5. OOO, this is on my summer to do list!! Love love blueberries

  6. Hmm…I could totally do a blueberry bush on my deck! I may need to look into this!

  7. I’m glad for the warning on birds eating the blueberries. I’ll pass it along to my sister, she planted a bush this year.

    What a fun linky party. Thanks for the invitation. We love having fun in the kitchen over here.

  8. Nicole @ One Punky Mama says:

    Yum! I feel you about the birds, they destroyed my sugar snap peas last year, and those are also amazing right off the bush. I hope you guys get some saved up for a pie or something. 🙂

  9. Your bush is full! We’ve harvested 3 whole berries so far! Hoping for more…

  10. Blueberries great idea. We’ve only grown strawberries in the past for fruit (but lots of veggies). Back in England I love going wild blackberry picking with my kids.

  11. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for inviting me over to share. I just put another one up that we did together for baking. Can’t wait to come back!

  12. I love the idea of growing my own vegetables and fruits. For me, it would be strawberries, but everything I ever try to grow dies. You are inspiring me to give it another try. Love this linky too!

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