Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blackberries Made Easy

Guess who is pictured below sitting in a tractor bucket? 

Yeppers, it's yours truly. Why would I willingly hop into a tractor bucket and ask to be dangled six feet up in the air in front of bushes with thorns large enough to pop a bicycle tire, you ask?

 Here's why: because extraordinarily yummilicious blackberries grow on those bushes.

Terese and Greg have lots and lots of 'em AND Greg doesn't mind chauffeuring us around in his tractor bucket to pick our fill of these beauties.

Greg says it's really, really hard work on his part.

 Nobody picks better than John. I think you missed the branch on the left, honey....

What a fun afternoon. We picked enough for four big blackberry pies and lots for snacking.

I love summertime. Blackberry season. PIE TIME!


Anita Rowe Stafford said...

Recipe please!

annie said...

Ditto Anita, please. Any good blackberry jam recipe?

ShEiLa said...

I just showed my hubby this post.


We would be caught doing the same thing... When my daughter lived in Wilsonville, OR we went to visit and on our hike picked all sorts of juicy berries.

Unlike you... Mine would not make it to the pie stage.