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Foraging for Blackberries

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I was excited to see all the pretty white flowers in my front yard landscaping this spring.

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I have given up on eradicating the brambles, and have been rewarded with berries. Last year I had roses and berries growing together and I embraced the beautiful chaos.What else can you do when a new baby demands attention?

That particular variety seems to be done(dewberries, maybe?) and others are ready elsewhere.

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Keeping an eye out for other patches of flowers led me to some yummy blackberries this evening.

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We took home about 6 pints, and probably about another pint was enjoyed super-fresh.

Right now my plan is to make some blackberry jam, enjoy some fresh, and maybe make a cobbler. Any other bright ideas?

If you are in North Florida, now is the time to look for these delicious berries!

 

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

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I would say, “If you can’t beat ’em; join ’em.”

However, my philosophy for the blackberries in the front yard bushes is: “If you can’t beat ’em; EAT ’em!”

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I have been trying to get rid of these “brambles” for years. Countless yards of prickly vines have been pulled up carefully and discarded. Now I have pretty roses with blackberry vines intertwined in them.

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This year, I did not get to the annual exercise in futility, and it is resulting in a small harvest.

I’m just going to eat them.