Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blackberry Season '07

I feel sorry for city folk that don't have access to nature's bounty, except for store bought berries. I love being able to walk out my door to harvest fresh fruit for juicing, or baking muffins, pies, or making jam. Not that I'll make jam or pies with these. There's too many seeds for my liking. I have been there and done that. I just usually pick and eat them. So does my dog, Chip. I leave the lower blackberries alone in case he's put any of those in his mouth. He eats the ripe ones. I have never seen a dog that likes fruit and vegetables so much. He follows me to the compost pile when I have stuff to throw on top. He digs out broccoli stalks and carrots and munches down. I guess it doesn't hurt him.


Kim Ayres said...

Blackberry Season doesn't start here until September - late August at the absolute earliest

Jupiter's Girl said...

You have blackberries in Scotland? I don't know why that surprises me.

They are so plentiful here right now. Michael and I think the hurricane's knocking down trees helped them spread out and grow even more than ever. Many will just go to waste.