The sun is in the sky, school is out, and you and your family are probably just about to hit that “mid-summer bore” that happens right as June fades to July. There’s only so many activities you can come up with at home that are fun for the whole family and meet your budgetary needs.

So what do you do when you’ve got time on your hands and a family that needs to get off the couch? Blueberry picking.

What’s that? Blueberry picking? Where did that come from? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear your questions and I’m responding with- Have you ever even tried it? No? Well, then I’ve got you.

It’s blueberry picking season in Texas, and that means you have the perfect opportunity to spend some time out in the sun picking delicious treats that your family can enjoy during an experience they’ll remember for several summers to come.

So pack up the car, get the kids in some cool summer clothes, and get ready.

Here’s some supplies you might need:

Blueberry Hill Farms in North Texas is your go-to spot. They’re open from 7 AM to 7 PM and offer 40 rows of berries ready for picking. They also have a lovely patio with a connected Country Store that sits overlooking the fields of blueberries- where you can sit and enjoy your picks as well as an assortment of fresh blueberry desserts.

So ditch the city life, and head on out to Blueberry Hill Farms!

It’s only an hour and a half drive from The Place at Saddle Creek and Harvestree! Totally 100% worth the road trip!

As an added bonus, here are some sweet treats you can cook up at home with all those freshly picked blueberries!

Gluten-Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes – The Seasonal Junkie gives an A+ Recipe for blueberry pancakes that will have your family excited to get out of bed in the morning! It’s an easy recipe to follow and they taste absolutely amazing! I guarantee you won’t have any complaints from your family!

Blueberry Pie –  Genius Kitchen has everything you need to know about baking up a fresh blueberry pie. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I’ve ever met a pie I didn’t like, blueberry included.

Blueberry Popsicles – Martha Stewart has you covered on the sweet and cold treat that will keep you hydrated and feeling fresh this hot summer season. Blueberry popsicles. Make ‘em with your kids and let them share with friends! Super easy and super fun!

So what’s stopping you? Get your kids up off the couch, get the car gassed up, pack a day bag, and go! You and your family have got blueberries to pick!

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