I heard from a friend via Facebook that the Country Garden on Consaul Road in Niskayuna is going to be plowed under tomorrow for a new development. That means that all the glorious blueberries and blueberry bushes will be plowed under, too, unless someone claims them. I happened to read this update while I already had dirt under my fingernails from gardening, so I hopped into the car to check it out.
I was worried about feeling like a scavenger criminal type, but there was plenty of good company there, including my friend’s husband, who helped me to shovel.
And there were plenty of glorious, gorgeous blueberries.
I picked a bunch.
This made me pretty sad that the family’s gone, because Cute W in particular loves blueberries. We would have really enjoyed picking together. On the other hand, my sensible husband might have balked at digging up bushes that we have for which we have no obvious space in the yard. With him absent, I convinced myself that he’d be happy to have them once they were already planted. So here’s my haul:
There are still a few more hours of daylight left, and plenty of blueberries. So get going! Like, now!