Monday, August 10, 2009

Blackberry Season Begins

Yesterday was another milestone- the first picking of the wild blackberries. It was a bit later this year. Some years I am able to pick in the last weeks of July. The picking went fairly well. For the first trip through, most of the ripe berries were the "end-cap" berry, like is pictured above. I did find a few areas though, where there were already 5-6 ripe berries on a truss. But that wasn't the norm. I ended up picking all the way down to the road and back up the other side to the house.

After all my picking, I was rewarded with purple hands and a bowl filled with 2.27 lbs. of berries!

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