Thursday, September 4, 2014
For the last six weeks, Reece and I have been checking in on the wild blackberries on one of our favourite trails. Each time we visit we bring the pail, hoping they might be ready. The last trip, two weeks ago, found a handful here and there, that we enjoyed trail side, but yesterday, well...blackberry season is here!
We picked, we ate, and we added a few to the pail. We laughed, we ate some more, and we had fun. There are still a ton to ripen, and with the sunshine that is suppose to be gracing us the next few days, I think by next week there will be a bumper crop of wild blackberries. You can bet we will be heading back with a pail, or two.
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Yey! So happy for you both- how fun to go berry picking....and it looks like the leaves are turning too.ReplyDelete
Have a great day :)
It is a ton of fun. So wonderful to collect gifts from Mother Nature. And yes, the leaves are turning, fall is on it's way too.Delete
enjoy picking and munching on them! and maybe making something with them? we had wild blackberries by our house but to my disappointment they didn't taste good at all. also the wild strawberries didn't taste like anything, must be a different kind growing here.ReplyDelete
We will! I am hoping to collect enough next week for a batch of jam, these ones didn't last long enough to make it to the canning pot.Delete
That is too bad. We have had a great wild berry season...strawberries, raspberries, and now the blackberries and thimbleberries. So much goodness.
How wonderful! I so need to find a huge blackberry trail near our home. It will be years still until our mulberry tree (planted 2 years ago at the ripe age of 2 year old sapling) will bare fruit.ReplyDelete
What are you planning to do with all those???
You do! They are so good. Will you believe we have pretty much eaten them all :) We did have help, Reece's little friend was here today, and the two of them were eating handfuls. There is enough left for tomorrow...for morning smoothies and to eat fresh. I am hoping next week, to pick enough to do a batch of jam. Fingers crossed.Delete
Mmm, they look good. Love 'foraging' like that in the woods. I haven't found any blackberry patches yet, but, I know a few places for wild raspberries. Keep us updated on how many pails you gather next time.ReplyDelete
They are! Yes, we are big foragers, gifts from Mother Nature are never turned down in our home. We have some great wild raspberry patches too, collected so many this summer. I will let you know when we go back :)Delete
I could gobble up all of those berries! Luckily here we can actually grow blackberries! They do well in the heat somehow. I'll certainly be planting them! That red is so stunning.ReplyDelete
We pretty much have KC :) That is great! We are planning to plant quite a few berry bushes next year, blackberries being one. Love having berries right in the backyard.Delete
The stunning beauty of autumn will be upon us soon, this is just the beginning.
Oh just wonderful. I know you going to really enjoy each and every delicious berry.ReplyDelete
We are Tracey!Delete
Hurray! We love blackberries, happy picking.ReplyDelete
Perfect! I love blackberries. We have some wild bushes along one of our fences. I've requested that they are left there. Berries growing all by themself, without one bit of human help. Thank you Mother Nature. xoReplyDelete
A big thank you indeed! Enjoy yours Julie. xoDelete
They look like clusters of pebbled jewels sitting there on the vine. Happy eating to you and I hope you get a ton more for that batch of jam! :)ReplyDelete
They are just beautiful. Thanks, I hope so too.Delete
our blackberries have been long gone but that's okay. Yay for the fall foliage you are sporting on this post!ReplyDelete
I love how different our seasons are. And you aren't really that far away. Amazing!Delete
Yes, fall is definitely starting to make an appearance, and I am enjoying the change.
Oooh - enjoy the blackberries! I love blackberry picking. I love the plump juicy ones in Reece's hand – I bet he ate all of them :)ReplyDelete
We did! We finished them this morning, and will head back next week for more. And yes, he did! He was a mission to find the biggest ones, and then proceeded to eat them :)Delete
Oh I love that picture of Reece. He is getting sooo tall! Those berries look so full and ripe that they look about to burst. I bet they delicious. Be well.ReplyDelete
He is, and his pants will tell you so, they are so short right now. Must go shopping soon :) they were delicious. We are headed back on Wednesday to pick some more.Delete