Ripe glossy Blackberries, ready to eat, just full of juice and plumptiousness.
They have the very best growing conditions, roots in deep shade and heads in the sun.
They are still in situ, there is no way that I would pick them.
1, They are right on the roadside.
2, They are at prime dog watering height.
Such a shame, they are the first to ripen every year and are just about the largest wild berries that I have seen.
There will some in a safe picking place soon, unless of course they are blasted into oblivion by the weather.
I have just returned from dog walking, no Rufus today the heat has done him in, Herbie had a lovely snuffle round and is now tucked into the sofa corner snoring.
Luckily the sun was in hiding for the duration and there is a cooling breeze blowing through the valley.
I tried knitting last night and again first thing this morning, it was not a success. I did precisely 2 rounds on the toe up socks before the yarn stuck to my fingers and the fingers stuck to each other.
I finished sewing a gift yesterday, and even that was a sticky job.
It required frequent visits to the kitchen for iced water, and just as frequent visits to recycle the water and wash my hot hands.
I am beginning to feel like a character in an Austen novel, ready to swoon at the drop of a hanky.
I am so glad that I do not have to be laced into corsets, just imagine how you would feel under all those layers.
I still shudder at the memory of wearing a liberty bodice. Only until I wised up and took it off after breakfast and hid it under the mattress.
On that thought I am off to get a brew on.
You probably know by now that I loathe blackberries but I will find some and make Andy an apple and blackberry pie or crumble which he is welcome to have all to himself.ReplyDelete
Our cool breeze from last evening has gone and we are back to the heat today.
I cook and press them though a sieve, love the taste but not the pips. I freeze in large ice cube trays and add a block to apples for puddings, or defrost and stir into yogurt or rice pudding.Delete
I went for a walk the other day just to check the Blackberries, they are going to be very late here, now where near ready, I hope to get some to make the blackberry gin or vodka for the winter and a few crumbles.ReplyDelete
never used them for liqueurs, I may give it a try for gifts.Delete
It’s much cooler here today and a nice breeze. I planted a bramble next to our garage, it took a couple of years to get going, but this year we have loads of green berries. My aim is to have it growing along wires across the whole wall.ReplyDelete
I grew Black Butte in one garden,the berries were huge but the plant was a thug. It grew faster than Mile a Minute.Delete
I was looking at the licsl Blackberry bushes the other day and the berries are no bigger than frozen peas due to the lack of water. Its so dry, we need rain.....send rain please!ReplyDelete
The berries are large here, something to due with the "normal" rainfall. We did have a very wet spring.Delete
I was eyeing up the blackberry bushes at the weekend. I like them for jam and I also make blackberry, clove and cinnamon vodka. A delicious winter tipple. XReplyDelete
Another foodie gift, do you use cinnamon sticks to flavour the vodka?Delete
Blackberry and apple crumble is my favourite pudding. Hope you find a good patch to pick some nice ones from xxReplyDelete
I like a crumble but mixed with pureed apple under sponge is my favourite.Delete
I had to smile about your Liberty bodice. I too hated mine and on one occasion after closing the front door to go to school I removed the Liberty bodice and posted it through the letter box.ReplyDelete