Do you remember the past spring when I was bragging about how many blackberries we were going to have? Well it seems to have worked out exactly as I planned! Muhahahahaha!!!!
Yep. I’ve been picking blackberries on and off for two weeks now. A pint here, a pint there. I can pick a pint of blackberries (while eating giant fist-fulls of them) in about 15 minutes. I picked a half pail of them last week and have been tossing them randomly on/in everything that I thought needed some fruit (blackberries in iced tea = VERY good)
Last weekend Neil and I put in a concerted effort:
And in a little more than an hour we had 5.5 POUNDS of blackberries!
And the crazy part is we only picked a third of the plants before giving up (it was hot out there) There are more berries than us PLUS the wildlife can eat. I know this because we have a crazy mixed flock of wild birds in the yard constantly. And there was a lot of deer poop out there as well. And yet, there are over-ripe berries falling off the plants because we’re not eating them fast enough.
Neil going to make a blackberry hefeweizen. I’m going to make seedless blackberry jam (because how often do I have enough berries for THAT?!) And probably more blackberry wine.