We picked blackberries. A friend has an acreage, so off we went, buckets in hand. Fighting the stinging nettles, thorns, spiders and snakes, we picked and picked. The dogs ate the lowest-hanging fruit right off the vines. Curious tree frogs appeared, then jumped away as quickly as they came. The berries are so sweet and juicy this year, with small seeds. Nice! We made pies, scones, and froze lots of these little flavor-bombs. Next week we’ll make jam.
We found them hard to work with (mushy and staining everything they touch), so froze them. I love the way they look about five minutes after they come out of the freezer, all frosty!