Huh?...just the cut & paste severely strained and depleted my technical talents...Outcast - WTF, you couldn't give it to us in aphabetical order? You've got too much free time on your hands! You out of the Bahamas yet?
Last year our legislature named the whoopie pie as Maine's official dessert. In my mind it's a toss up between that and a regular blueberry pie. Maine is the #1 producer of blueberries. Personally, I'd rather have a big slice of strawberry rhubarb pie ... and make it tart! A scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top would complete it. Now I'm hungry!
If you're feeling navigationaly challenged, that's only an indication that you spent too much time with Cap'n Ron this winter!Huh?...just the cut & paste severely strained and depleted my technical talents...
I'm preparing to return the yacht to U.S. soon...preparation consists of drinking beer near the cruise liners...till I find one headed for Ft. Lauderdale that I can follow back...navigation is technical stuff, too, ya know. (I was thinking about finding someone to follow to SWIV, too,...but as it turns out I'm not just stupid, I'm also an anti-social SOB. I'm coming a day early,..so unless I get lost.. maybe you could hook me up with a couple menial tasks....)
My recollection of the Maine blueberries is that they come in at least two distinct varieties, one larger than the other, and one variety ripens earlier in the season than the other. I know you don't have much to do, so if you could research that for us....and change the dates for SWIV if the good ones ain't ripe.....
Your list is woefully incomplete-Below are listed all the Maine cities in which you can find ice cream parlors.
Naviguessing is not really much of an issue...I never venture more than a few miles from land....which sounds comforting until you note that the few miles to land is straight down...If you're feeling navigationaly challenged, that's only an indication that you spent too much time with Cap'n Ron this winter!
You got your basic low bush blueberries, and your high bush variety. The low bush are the ones harvested commercially here in Maine. They're smaller and hold up better to storage and shipping, etc. They grow wild on the blueberry barrens of east central Maine where there's not much more than lichen and moss that grows on the granite strewn soil.
The high bush variety grows anywhere along most of our lakes' shorelines in Maine. We have 8-10 of them on our property. My wife loves them. I bet there's about 10 quarts still in the freezer from last year's crop. We have one knarly old bush that must be 15' in diameter.
SW4 is scheduled about 2 weeks early for the blueberry season. No problem with changing the dates, just let me know what works best for you.