This week in Wise County, blueberry farmers have been super busy. This is because some berries are ripe enough to pick. With this being said, a local farmer allowed us and some Master Gardeners to pick blueberries for ourselves. Furthermore, we learned about the different types of blueberries and how each had a unique flavor. Also, he had bird netting all the way around his field of blueberries to keep unwanted animals out. This seemed to work well for him. However, some brave deer still try to find their way in. Additionally, we picked our own berries and had plenty to take home. I am sure that most people shared with family and friends because we had so many. Overall, I enjoyed meeting new farmers in the community and building connections with people in the Master Gardener Association through this gathering.