The Petersen Herd

The Petersen Herd

Friday, August 12, 2016

Blueberry Picking

Alaska is such an incredible place - blueberries (the king of all berry) grow all over the mountains here.  Some good friends offered to show us their secret spot and we took a day trip up Hatcher's Pass to pick them.
We got beat by other pickers or bears because there weren't as many as we expected, but it was still incredible to pick them out in the wild.  The kids had a great time, we saw a lot of moose prints, there was a ton of mud (it was a little rainy) and we ate our FILL of wild blueberries.
Noah is such a ham these days and no matter what adventure we take him on, he's a pretty happy camper.

Leisl loved playing in the mud.  This was at the beginning but by the end she had painted herself a lovely shade of black and had started "painting" all the pine trees as well.

Ayvri found a froggy on the journey and they had to build a house for it and name it and play with it.  

Yes, more mud - there was a lot of mud.

This was the frog house and we spent a lot of time watching him to see what he likes.  There's only one species of frog in Alaska, or so I'm told.  It's able to completely freeze in the winter and then revives when it thaws in the spring.  Ah-mazing!

We had to do a little 4 wheeling to get up and then down this muddy hill, I actually enjoyed it a little but was thankful that Tyler was driving and not me.

The fruits of our labors.  Oh so heavenly!  

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