I can’t seem to help myself when it comes to local pick-your-own fruit. Even though we’re planning to buy a lot of blueberries in bulk this year–the small, low-bush variety that grow wild in barrens across much of the state-I’ve been hoping for a chance to do some of our own picking as well. The low-bush variety are usually harvested with a rake, and don’t lend themselves well to hand-picking generally speaking. I suppose there might be some pick-your-own low-bush blueberry places in Maine, but if so, I haven’t come across them. So, yesterday we decided to check out a local pick-your-own high bush blueberry place called Estes Farm. It was a stiflingly hot day, but a beautiful one none-the-less, and when we got to Estes we were greeted with a lovely, gentle breeze that toned down the heat just a touch. The farm is on a beautiful piece of land, and we followed a small farm road through a large field and past a pond to a lovely corner of the property cultivated with high bush blueberry plants. The large bushes were heavy with big, round, blue-ish-purple fruits. The picking was easy, even for even for small hands, and we went home with lots for fresh eating–and plenty for the freezer as well.