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Family Travels
      Another lovely summer family tradition is picking blueberries. The weekend after the conference, we head south to Liberty Farms, which is the largest blueberry farm in Missouri. Fortunately, it happens to be on the way to our country home, halfway between Farmington and Fredericktown off Hwy. OO. We leave right after Jon gets off work so we get there in time to enjoy my favorite time of day when the sun is heading home yet lovingly sheds its last blaze of golden rays as its fond farewell. We are always their last customers of the day, so we have the entire meadow to ourselves, except for the beautiful song of the meadowlarks and an occasional mooing from a cow or two. There we are, five peas in a pod happily gathering beautiful lavender-blue blueberries to place in our buckets while the sun warms our backs, setting the countryside all aglow, and the meadowlarks serenade us. Ahhhh, how I love to pick blueberries together. The memory just thrills my heart.      As soon as we get home, we freeze the blueberries right in the bags into which we dropped them. What could be easier? And then we use them all year for blueberry syrup, blueberry muffins, blueberry cheesecake, and blueberry smoothies.              Liberty Farms is on the east side of Hwy. OO, right between Hwys. DD and T.