As we were driving home yesterday, The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird noticed a few blackberries near our house. So as soon as we pulled into the driveway, we ran into the house, grabbed several containers,and wondered aloud how many we would fill.
As we walked down the road we were pleasantly surprised at how many berries there were to pick. Usually we aren’t foraging for berries until around the end of August. But we had such a wet spring this year that I think it kind of bumped up the harvest a little.
As far as berry picking goes, some years are better than others. I can remember a few summers ago we were able to collect and freeze over 25 pounds of blackberries. We had so many berries left over by the following summer, we only went out picking 1 time.
It took us about 30 minutes to pick just over 4 quarts of blackberries.
Now comes the tough decision. What should I make first?
Ahhh summer, I love you.