Who wants to have a fresh berry pie
It is berry-pickin' season
and we are so lucky because just down the way
there is a huge & beautiful berry patch!
Meet Wayne McBride.
He & his wife, Joyce, live & work here
and are very enthusiastic about sharing the joy
of walking through the patch,
picking the perfect berries & snacking along the way.
Wayne is so friendly & welcoming
and helped make our berry patch stay so fun & memorable.
Donning my hat & long pants & sleeves,
I tied a bucket to my waste,
and got pickin'.
There is really something magical about walking through
the lush green rows of bright red berries.
It's peaceful, even.
Although bees are buzzing and littles are scrambling
for their own berries at my knees,
the repetition of pick-drop-in-bucket-pick
is a sweet reminder to slow down & savor life's wondrous moments.
McBride's provide the buckets for picking,
even mini ones for the littles.
Bring your own containers to take
your berries home, though.
They encourage pickers to pick as many berries as wished,
and pop some in your mouth along the way, too.
And to top off the perfect pickin' experience,
on our way out we got to pick a handful
of their gorgeous flowers.
The McBride's are top notch!
1849 S. 2100 W. in Mapleton
Visit their facebook page for directions and more information.