“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Blackberries are ripening!
It is blackberry season. One of my favorite seasons of the year. I think of all the berries out there I love blackberries the most. We always wait to bushhog the large pasture until after the blackberries are finished producing. The are wild and unculitvated and grow rapidly. They are just beginning to ripen and yesterday we picked enough to get a good amount of jam made today. The trick is in getting the ripe berries before all of the wild birds do. Of course, there is plenty for all of us. I just like to be able to leave the ones that we cannot reach for them and we can have the rest. Kinda like the fig trees. Most people keep their fig trees short so that they can reach all of the fruit. We let our get as big as they want and then the birds can have the fruit in the top of the tree that we can't reach. I just love blackberry season. With more ripening everyday we might have a cobbler tonight or tomorrow for desert, oh what a treat!