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You can never have too many blackberries?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I've written about blackberries before. I love the berries, but at the same time I wish the bushes weren't such a pain. I spent a good chunk of time the last couple weeks dealing with blackberries in my back yard, and I know people who are serious granola back-to-nature types, yet think nothing of attacking blackberry bushes with a passion. Blackberries bring out the best and the worst in all of us.
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    We picked about 8 ice cream buckets full of blackberries this year, . . and I only had to chase one bear away.
    OK, I came around a corner and we surprised each other and we both ran . . in opposite directions.
    And then I came back to pick the blackberries again.

    How are you doing these days? Still maintaining?
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    Comment edited on: 11/22/2012 9:16:14 PM
    You are so lucky to have blackberries!!!!
    2103 days ago
    They are a pain but I am jealous! I love blackberries and I am spending good money for them!
    2146 days ago
    Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants grow wild where I live. The wild versions are smaller than domestic varieties. There is no way to beat the animals and birds to the wild blackberries. The wild blackberries are unbelievable sweet. The other wild berries tent to be tart. Some berries, such as the wild gooseberry, are bitter.

    There are wild cherries here but these are extremely rare. However, the wild cherries are magnificent.

    Thanks, Bruce

    2153 days ago
    2157 days ago
    I LURVE blackberries!!!

    2157 days ago
    Mmmm, love blackberries! I have lots of fond memories of picking them as a kid, especially with my grandma. :) I can see how they might be a pain in the ass if they're actually growing in your backyard though! Hmm, maybe I should go berry searchin' this weekend.
    2158 days ago
    We never had blackberries where I grew up. Berry picking was always for Saskatoon berries. Loved those!
    2158 days ago
  • NWFL59
    I pick mine at the store as our local blackberries bushes have far too many snakes amongst them. emoticon
    2158 days ago
    I love blackberries! Of course, I do not have any bushes.
    2158 days ago
    I suspect my raspberries are being invaded by blackberry bushes. But whichever the type of berry they are all hell-bent on taking over my backyard. They are even sending out probes to test my neighbour's defenses.
    2158 days ago
    The last time I picked blackberries (last summer), I had the feeling an octopus had got hold of me! Those prickly vines had hold of my shirt and they weren't kind about letting go! Loved having the bucket of berries, though, and loved eating as many as I put in the bucket!
    2158 days ago
    I prefer them blue, but blackberries are easier to find. Have fun!
    2159 days ago
    I didn't know they were such a scratchy proposition! That's what I get for never picking things myself.
    2159 days ago
    2159 days ago
    Ya, does not compute here. Blackberries pop up here and there and when we find 'em, we eat 'em. heh. The problem here is kudzu. Now some people supposedly fry up and eat kudzu (frying up everything that you can is southern tradition) ... but I cannot see ever wanting to eat kudzu.
    2159 days ago
    Blackberry focaccia sounds divine!
    2159 days ago
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