The peak of blackberry season

We planted blackberries four years ago, and every year we watch the plant bloom,  grow berries, and then every year birds, squirrels, chipmunks, or some other form of evil gets to them before we can.

This year, just like every year before it, we watched the plant bloom, grow glossy red berries, and then, we watched in amazement as the berries matured.

For the first time ever, our blackberry bush is heavy with plump, juicy, delicious berries.


And Tom’s like, “Soooo, what’s the ETA on the blackberry pie?”

In response, I hide my berry-stained fingers behind my back, shrug, and say, “Perhaps I can make you a pie when you finally teach your children a bit of self-control?”

blackberry 1

blackberry 2

blackberry 3


  1. Brandi July 5, 2015

    Ha! We have raspberries and blueberries that result the same way! Lots of talk about jam or jelly, but we just eat them all til we are full! Best garden produce to have!

  2. Carie July 5, 2015

    I always have grand ideas about preserving some fruit or making jam but the only thing that ever makes it past our fingers is the rhubarb!!


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