You learn something every day so they say. Today I learned where the phrase, “Jumped the gun” came from. According to the world wide web, “This idiom refers to an athlete in a race who starts running before the starter has fired the gun.” In my opinion a few anxious blueberry pickers have jumped the gun but does it matter? Of course not.
There are some ripe blueberries on the Gunflint Trail ready to be picked. Does this mean I have been out picking? Nope. Not yet. When you live on the Gunflint Trail you tend to wait until the picking is a little better, just like I usually don’t start a canoe trip in the rain. When you are only on the Gunflint Trail for a day or a week then you must take advantage of the opportunity.
Just remember, other people are waiting(patiently or impatiently) to pick blueberries so be careful not to stomp on the bushes or strip them of all of the green ones waiting to ripen.