You Could Be A Montana Huckleberry Picker if ...

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  1. You won't spend $60 a gallon to buy them, but you'll spend $350 a gallon to go and pick them yourself
  2. You will drive to your favorite spot, even if the road is bad and under construction and it takes you 4 hours on a windy, narrow, on the edge of a cliff road
  3. You pack enough food for 10 days for 10 people, even if there's only 4 of you
  4. You consider making that 4 hour trip back to town because you're running low on beer
  5. You consider bug spray brands that work, and ditch the ones that don't, who has time to be concerned about mosquito's at a time like this
  6. You travel on foot deep, and I mean deep, into the wilderness in search of ripe berries, the only trails are those used by deer, elk and bears
  7. Your college kids friend, who goes on this adventure for the first time, makes the kind remark "I never would have ventured into the brush, over downed trees and up hills like this for any other reason"
  8. Grizzly BearEvery person in your "hunting" party is armed with bear spray, and they know how to use it
  9. You have sidearms, just in case you run into one of those bears and he/she wants your berries and you don't want to give them up
  10. The only bears that would ever come within 100 yards of your hunting party are named "Rocky" (your kids Beagle that keeps getting lost in the brush
  11. You have a berry cleaning system (can't use water) and you're so tired when you're cleaning that you must have a microbrew at your side instead of the bear spray
  12. You plan you "vacation" around huckleberry picking season
  13. You have a favorite Huckleberry recipe that "is to die for" and when you make it, all your friends want to come over
  14. You dream of huckleberry bushes, and the next best bush for weeks after you get back from your trip
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Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
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Picking Huckleberries sounds more like an action, adventure vacation to me!  What fun to brave the bears and other dangers of the wild in search of those tasty gems!

kk

Aug 10, 2011 08:37 AM #1
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Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

They are definitely tasty!  One handful a day, in my yogurt smoothie, keeps the doctor away :)

Aug 10, 2011 08:45 AM #2
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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Very cute list Wanda... and right up my Huckleberry alley!  Enjoy the day!

Aug 10, 2011 08:46 AM #3
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Jason Frey
PureWest, Inc. - Livingston, MT

Wanda - I'd make that 4 hr. trip back into town if I was low on beer, and I would also carry a side arm.  I went to take a treestand down today and move it to a new location.  I saw a grizzly about 600 yards from the stand location on the way in, I was glad to have both my bear spray and my .357 attached to my hip.  And yes, microbrews are a must.

Aug 10, 2011 09:23 PM #4
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Mom

Wanda, I really have to give you credit for braving the road, I was in the car 2 days later it was rough & dusty but thing I can say you would have run out of beer earlier if I hadn't brought you a case on Saturday. Next year you'll know to bring more, and I didn't drink any beer. I must say tho Sam is still the Hucklyberry Queen she can still pick faster than any of you and keep track of "Rocky". I had fun!

Mom

Aug 16, 2011 04:50 PM #5
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Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

Thanks Mom, and I have to correct you on the "case" of beer, that was only a 12 pack.  I know you thought it was expensive, but Moose Drool beer is really good, and works well in the wilderness.

I'm glad you had fun, next year?  Yes I will bring more beer.

Aug 17, 2011 02:22 AM #7
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