The Cute Potato family is having the busiest August on record. We’re moving to a new house, hosting summer guests, and preparing to take on an exciting new project (more on all in future posts). With so much happening, MP asked Jessica Jenkins, our friend and sponsor from Daytrip Jr., to guest blog. Jessica and her crew recently traveled to the Kennebunk Plains to pick wild blueberries. Here’s their story:
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk… it’s blueberry season in Maine!* The staff at Daytrip Society is always on the look out for fun, all-ages nature spots. We’ve heard more than a story or two about the bountiful, blueberry harvests and rare flowers in the Kennebunk Plains, but we had yet to visit ourselves. We grabbed our hats, berry baskets, and bug spray and prepared for adventure.
When we reached the plains, we felt as though we’d entered a desert state. Low grasses, wild flowers, and blueberries lined the snaking dirt road as far as the eye could see. Each of us found a favorite spot and started picking. Many berries made it into our bellies rather than our baskets, but before long, we had an abundance of sweet, Maine blueberries to share. A perfect Daytrip!
Want to take your family to the Kennebunk Plains? Blueberry picking is free and open to the public (bring your own supplies). Visit the Nature Conservancy for more information.
*From the story, Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey