Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blackberry time in the Mountains

First thing I want to apologize for not posting daily. Darrell and I are so busy with work, that is keeping up with sales on the web site and ebay. Sorting the things from the old house and trying to get ready for our fall shows and to top it off we have been entertaining our granddaughter this summer. She will be going home next week and we will miss her very much. She has had a friend visiting her this week from home in Tenn. I will try to get better at keeping up.

Well on to the good stuff. We have a Rhododendron bush in our back yard that is about 20 years old and probably 20 feet tall or more. It is always beautiful in May when it is in full bloom. Imagine our surprise this year when we discovered it had a wild Blackberry vine growing in it. We have watched it grow for the last weeks and now they are beginning to turn ripe and ready to pick. Wanted to share it with you. Darrell got the ladder this evening and picked the first bowl. Can't wait to get enough to make a cobbler. You can see how tall it is and it is loaded with berries. The bad thing is we leave for our first craft fair next week and will be gone until the end of the month and they will get ripe while we are gone. Of course my sister and her hubby will be more than willing to keep them picked. Hope she will save me a few. LOL!


Shirl said...

Blackberrys look great Judy, I bet they were so good. I never made whip cream from evorapeted milk, I will have to give it a try.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

rosechicfriends said...

Judy...your post brings back so many wonderful family memories for me. Thanks for posting this. You REALLY are such a busy gal..don't know where you get your energy, wish you could bottle some and send it to me! lol

Have a blessed day...Lorena

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

wow, what yummy blackberries you have!!!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

KiltedKev said...

Thanks for the great memories of berry harvesting in California!