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Going Blueberry Picking

By Gabe Egli

5th grade, Unalakleet Schools

On August 24, 2010 Pod 2 set off for a blueberry picking adventure. Volunteers drove us up to Army Hill for berry picking. When we got to Army Hill, everyone jumped out and started to pick berries. The berries seemed to never run out! There must have been millions! We had a couple of bear guards with us because bears had been spotted on Army Hill. After we were done picking, the volunteers drove us back to town. We got back just in time for lunch! I think everybody had fun. I love berry picking.

Summer Sagoonick (Left )and Karlee Katchatag (Right) pick blueberries at Army Hill.

After we picked the berries, we made pies, cakes, and buckles out of them. We had to follow the recipe very carefully. If too much or not enough ingredients were put in, the dessert might be a mess-up. That is why we had to follow the recipe very carefully. After we were done, we baked the pies, cakes, and buckles. I think making things is fun.

The next day, we went to the community building to give our desserts to the Elder’s Lunch Program.  We gave our desserts to the elders to thank them for all that they do for the community. I am glad that the elders liked our desserts.

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