Blueberry Blues (BBB)


Remember my blueberries? I posted this picture when I wrote about my raspberries. I’m still collecting raspberries. (I’m up to two cups!) I was thinking I would use my mere handful of blueberries (new bush) combined with my wild raspberries and wild blackberries to make a mixed berry jam.

Then the chickens ate my handful of blueberries.

But not to despair! Foodland had blueberries on sale for a dollar a pint. A DOLLAR A PINT! They are usually priced at nearly three dollars a pint. I was gonna get 10 pints and make blueberry-lime jam and blueberry pie filling!

Then Foodland said, oops, that was a misprint. And they didn’t honor the misprint.

Dear Foodland,

You disappoint me. You are a dishonorable knave. You are like a chicken to me. Nay, my chickens are BETTER THAN YOU.


(Had to get that out of my system.)

Anyway, if YOU are so lucky as to have blueberries, here is the recipe I was going to use:
Blueberry-Lime Jam

For more delicious recipes, you need a BBB!


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by CB in TN!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (June 24). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (June 25). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

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UPDATE 06/25/11: The winning comment number, drawn by, is comment #64, patricialynn. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. tea4too0 says:

    This evening, three generations of us girls shared the first pickin of berries. We each got, ONE berry each! If the rest of the crop tastes that good, we will be in blackberry cobbler heaven this year. Please enter me in the BBB. Thanks

  2. ayenbe says:

    My cherry tree produced 4 cherries this year… and the birds got to them before I could! Ah well. Bet they loved them. Would love a BBB!

  3. WolfWalker says:

    BBB Please

  4. collector1 says:

    My personal favorite is raspberries! BBB please. Thank you

  5. brookdale says:

    BBB pleeeeease!
    By the way, when the main page is scrolling through the pics of today’s blogs, the one for this blog comes up black with an error message on it.

  6. GaPeach says:

    BBB please. My son is working at a blueberry farm for the summer. He picks berries in the morning and then does yard work in the afternoons. It is a U-pick or buy it already picked farm. They are selling for $9.00 a gallon if you pick them yourself or $18.00 a gallon if they have already been picked. Last weekend they sold 78 gallons.

  7. tmavraides says:

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your site. I look forward to reading it everyday. I love canning and most of the other projects you talk about. Oh, and clover! I adore clover! Thank you for being such an inspiring person.

  8. mammaleigh says:

    BBB Please!
    I wish I was lucky enough to have a blue berry bush, even if it did give me only a handful of berries! Next Year will be better, at least that is what I always tell myself.

  9. justdeborah2002 says:

    As a kid, my nana had blueberry and raspberry bushes, and wild strawberries grew across the road. Did I know what kind of wealth she had???? Nope. Oh, to go back with what I know now.
    Anyhow….BBB please πŸ™‚

  10. Granny Trace says:

    :sun: we had beautiful blueberrys and then they just shrivled and died..UGH!!
    Granny Trace

  11. jan n tn says:

    Sorry about your berries. Foodland is a poop, although I can understand not being able to give away the food. Please BBB my entry.

  12. prayingpup says:

    Awwww. . . . sorry for the blueberry disappointment – BBB please!

  13. GA_in_GA says:

    My plans for the weekend include picking blueberries with a girlfriend, lots of ice cold water, and my favorite straw hat.

  14. kelly jo kirby says:

    Please pick me, my neighbor grows blackberries and I get to pick all I want (as long as I make him a pie out of some of them). I would love to make my own jam. Please pick me for the BBB!

  15. wvbetty says:

    Kroger’s in Charleston has 3 for $10 blueberries: 18oz. container by weight, but more than a pint by volume. And they’re very good.

  16. langela says:

    Please enter me for the BBB giveaway.

  17. beneathhiswings says:

    BBB, please.

  18. momtoadiva says:

    I’ve been buying blueberries at Sam’s Club for $6 for a two pound box, which is much cheaper than my local grocery store. I want to grow my own, but the birds seem to get them before I do πŸ™

    BBB please

  19. dgkritch says:

    BBB please.
    I just bought 6 MORE blueberry plants for $1 each. Of course, they are 6″ tall and look like little sticks right now! The 3 mature ones just don’t provide quite enough for us. Ours won’t be ripe until late July or August.

  20. City Kid in St. Paul says:

    We’re about 3 weeks behind here in MN, but the raspberries along the walking trail should be at least as good this year as they were last year! BBB, please!

  21. Carol in NC says:

    Lemon blueberry scones are especially delicious. I’ve never tried blueberries paired with lime though. I’ll give it a try! BBB please!

  22. maggie says:

    I would love to have this canning book. Pick my name for the BBB, Please.:) Thanks, Maggie

  23. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have the BBB. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Linda Goble says:

    Would love a BBB Please. Thank you!!!!!!!!! :yes:

  25. Texasgal143 says:

    I am sorry about your blueberry problem. Sad that Foodland wont honor their ad πŸ˜₯
    I dont have any blueberry, rasberry or ANYberry bushes yet. This is my first year for gardening and canning, so I would love the Ball Book and try some new recipes.
    BBB please

  26. Bonnie S. says:

    BBB, please! Blueberries are on sale here in Florida this week at Publix. 3 pints for $6 which is about as cheap as they ever get unless you pick them yourself.

  27. cindi says:

    I :heart: blueberries, especially wild blueberries! I come from Nova Scotia originally, and will be returning there within the next couple of years. Nova Scotia is reknowned for their wild blueberries, which taste unlike anything you can find in stores. They’re much smaller, but pack so much more flavour! Your post had me remembering my childhood days of picking wild blueberries where we lived.. If the land we purchase down there doesn’t have wild blueberry bushes on it, I think I’ll get us some of these: Beautiful!!

    And also, I would like to put my name in for the BBB please! πŸ™‚

  28. cclear1959 says:


  29. cerulean says:

    I feel kinda bad registering just so I can try to win something…but that’s what I’m doing. BBB!

  30. siegreich says:

    LOVE blueberries. Would love even MORE to have the BBB! Put me in the drawing!

  31. Flowerpower says:

    Chickens figure anything within their reach is theirs. Sometimes its ours! BBB please! :chicken:

  32. farmerlady2 says:

    BBB please. Thanks!

  33. pdelainey says:

    BBB please. :clover:

  34. daria says:

    Bad chickens, Bad Foodland. I don’t need a BBB, but I’ll just say that up here in Maine, you can buy 15 pounds of wild blueberries from a guy out of the back of a truck in August for around $25. Not a dollar a pound, but still the best blueberries around and a great deal. My freezer always has some.

  35. HomesteadJen says:

    BBB Please. And poo on a store that doesn’t honor their misprints. Bad business. We have wild blackberries and I am just itching for them to ripen up!

  36. holstein woman says:

    My chickens got all my blueberries last year before I got my new plant in the ground, Not this year, I have a fence and I know how to use it. I wish I could send you some, but there aren’t that many and they wouldn’t be good by the time I got them to you.
    I am really enjoying your posts. Thank you for taking the time to do them.

  37. EightPondFarm says:

    Got 2 pints for $5 day before yesterday at our little grocery. Surprising since the store tends to price pretty high. Maybe it was a mistake! BBB, please.

  38. jkubemt1 says:

    BBB Please :fairy:

  39. marymac says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  40. alosyu says:

    Sounds delicious. Now I just have to find a supply of good blueberries. BBB, please.

  41. Nadeanne says:

    Today’s my birthday so winning a BBB would be a great present!!

  42. debg says:

    I go to a U-Pick farm every summer to pick apricots, plums, apples, pears, and BLUEBERRIES!!! All their fruit .75 per pound, plus you get the fun of picking your own. If I could send you some, I would. I just put up apricot jam yesterday. I’d love to win the BBB, please.

  43. cabynfevr says:

    BBB please! Not fond of blueberries but raspberry jam? Yum

  44. cloudcruiser says:

    Blueberries and limes are a wonderful combination, bbb please! :eating: :eating:

  45. Cindy H says:

    I don’t have blueberries, but my raspberries are coming in well! BBB please!

  46. JJ says:

    Just went blueberry picking about a week ago. Would love a BBB to get me started!

  47. MonkeyPhil says:

    When we grew BlueBerries up north it was necessary to net them as soon as the berries began to show any blue. Apparently the birds could strip our seven bushes in less than seven minutes. When we were able to get berries we just ate them. Sooooo good.

  48. JerseyMom says:

    I hate it when that happens! Shoprite did it to me with turkeys this year…grrrr!

    Wild blueberries abound in the woods here and there are lots of pick your own farms. Now if I could just find time to go do that…..they are not as expensive in the store as last year but still pretty dear if you want a bunch. BBB please!

  49. azladychef says:

    I feel your pain! This is the first year my nectarine tree has produced. I had 8 nectarines. I went out yesterday to check on them and they were all gone but ONE! Darn chickens!

  50. Rosemeri says:

    Please, please, please….BBB. Thank you. Sorry about your blueberries.

  51. wanda1950 says:

    BBB please!!!!!

  52. katieiacobellis says:

    Just got a book a canning recipes for my birthday! Would love to add to the collection πŸ™‚ BBB please!

  53. leann says:

    BBB please :happyflower:

  54. Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch says:

    If the stores made a misprint, they used to honor it. What has happened to customer service? Please enter me for the BBB.

  55. Halfpint says:

    I need to get a copy of this book! If I don’t win one I will have to go buy one because I think my MIL is sick of me bugging her for hers πŸ™‚

  56. morningstar says:

    Please enter me for the BBB drawing. Thank you xx

  57. dfpanter says:

    One of these days, you’ll draw my name. One of these days! BBB πŸ™‚

  58. farmershae says:

    Darned chickens. They get my strawberries every year. BBB me please!

  59. melonhead says:

    I would love the BBB please!

  60. patricialynn says:

    BBB please!

    And SHAME ON YOU FOODLAND. You should honor your prices ~sniff~.

  61. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I need that book to make some jam…need berries too πŸ™‚ hopefully the berry gods hear me. BBB please

  62. SonyaW says:

    Wish we lived closer, we always have lots of leftover fruit. Love your Blog, Thank you!:) (BBB)

  63. AmandaLeighB says:

    I’d love the BBB! So many good things to can.

  64. mamajoseph says:

    BBB please. I am sure it is MY turn to win! :happyfeet:

  65. xlibbax says:

    Blueberry-lime, yummm! (BBB)

  66. wannabee says:

    Blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, mixed berry, anything berry, berry berry berry = yummy!

    BBB please!

  67. mrsdmahogany says:

    BBB please!! Oh, and I feel your pain. Last week, on my just freshly planted blueberry bush (of last year) what handful of blueberries I had growing the birds ate. So, I sadly do feel your pain.


  68. Vicki in So. CA says:

    I’m sorry to hear of the sad berry saga. Again 1/2 inch hardware cloth comes to the rescue. Not only does it protect animals from predators, but it protects produce too. Those small openings allow only the chicken’s beak can get through…not very far. Of course it looks like your plants are in prison, but at least you get to harvest the fruit/veggies. We use it, along with a skirt of twisted-up bird netting around the perimeter, to keep squirrels out of our vegetable garden.
    Your jam sounds delicious!
    BBB please. :wave:

  69. livingonabudget says:

    My walmart had blueberries for a dollar a package but they tasted yucky!! Guess I will just have to wait and spend more when the good ones come in. Oh and I’d love to get that BBB please!!!

  70. oddgirl says:

    BBB please! I’m dying to learn how to can properly so I can try out all of these crazy, awesome recipes you post.

  71. Ms.Becky says:

    thanks CB in TN, for sponsoring the giveaway. too bad about the blueberries. πŸ˜₯ BBB!

  72. AnnieB says:

    Hope the chickens liked the blueberries :chicken: BBB please!

  73. renee on the move says:

    BBB, please!

  74. scollard says:

    That’s what happens to my blueberry bushes after the dogs get through! I guess I neglected to tell them to leave my blueberries alone! :hissyfit: BBB, please!

  75. Momof2boysinOK says:

    Wish I had Blueberries to go with my Blackberries, that would be soo yummy. BBB Please.

  76. kaaparent says:

    I just found your blog a couple of days ago. I decided to read it while at work today (break time) and started laughing at your Foodland letter. Loved it! It had me chuckling throughout the day, although I sympathize with your disappointment. πŸ˜† Love your way of expressing your thoughts and what’s happening around you. And, thanks for all of the recipes! BBB, please.

  77. Ann says:

    I’d love a BBB! Thank you!

  78. cindyinohio says:

    BBB me please. I am so excited about our blueberries this year. We have about 20 bushes. They are still small but they are all loaded with berries and are beginning to turn blue! PS Our chickens are in the back yard and the blueberries are in the front yard – I feel for ya!

  79. Alexandra says:

    My blueberry bushes shriveled up last summer because of the drought. I would love to make other fruit jam though, so BBB please (even though I live on the other side of the world).

  80. cotswolds93 says:

    PLEASE pick ME for the BBB!!!

  81. BethAnn says:

    Blueberry-lime….yum!!! Can’t wait to try this…I live in the middle of blueberry land…just have to wait a few more weeks before the blueberry season hits.
    I’d love a BBB!

  82. wannabee says:

    Blueberries (2 LB) 5.00 at safeway today… ~big smile~

    BBB Please

  83. CarrieJ says:

    Post Foodlands phone number…I will give them a piece of my mind! BBB please.

  84. CarrieJ says:

    @kaaparent…if you think this one was good you HAVE to go back through all the other posts, you will be laughing for DAYS!

  85. VTGypsy says:

    I used the Blueberry-Lime BBB recipe to make my first batch of blueberry jam ever 2 weeks ago but I left out the lime part (because I didn’t have one) πŸ˜•

    It was AWESOME even without the lime…LOL :shimmy:

  86. blahblahblacksheep says:

    We are blessed where I live. There is a blue berry park here. The owners of the blue berry farm willed it to the city. So now the city owns in and cannot destroy it for its own selfish city reasons. So a group of volunteers maintain it. The public can pick their hearts desire of blue berries! There are also nut trees, apple trees and one other kind of tree that I have forgotten what it produces. All of this goodness for free. We are blessed! BBB please. Or maybe I’m too late?

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