Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blackberries

This is one of my favorite things about this area….wild blackberries.  They grow around the perimeter of our yard, you could pick them all day and not get them all.  Now my hands are stained purple and my arms are scratched like I was holding a wild cat, but its all worth it cause these babies are sweet as can be.  And the bugs and spiders just add to the flavor…… I only wish I was kidding.  :)

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Soon these will be jam and pies and frozen for milkshakes to last all year and then some.   And blackberry milkshakes make great purple mustaches….. 

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Hopefully by next post I’ll have something crafty to show you, but until then these “filler” posts will have to do!  :)

30 comments:

paulette said...

Too cute!!!Paulette

littlecumulus said...

You lucky duck! Love the pictures.

Tricia said...

What is it about berries and the pacific northwest...they really are sooo much better there! I can be patient for the creative, it is fun to see the domestic....spiders and bugs are for protein

CJ said...

I do miss those wild blackberries. I would make a cobbler type dessert quite often. Mmmmm
What a cutie with the purple moustache!

Sue said...

LOL fun isn't it. Unfortunately all wild blackberries in Australia are sprayed so we can no longer pick them.
Cute photo!

larry7pokey said...

Love that blackberry smile! pokey

Robin said...

love the purple moustache and those awesome bright blue eyes!!!

Leslie said...

yum, i miss being able to go blackberry picking wherever and whenever at our old house in WA. the scratches are always worth every bit of it!!! Here is to a blackberry pie in the middle of winter!!

Heather said...

I love summer! The freebies that nature has for us are wonderful. Love the milkshake mustache!:-}

Chase said...

Summer is great! lots berries and lots fruits. Great photos!

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beth said...

isn't berry picking crafty? cute little smile there...:)

Rannyjean said...

Next season, I will have to let you in on where to pick the best blueberries in the state. Love the mustache!

Pink Little Ladies said...

Yumm!!!

Jodi @ Simply This and That said...

I have got to get out and get me some, before they are gone! I love blackberries. yummmy. yummy.

Jamie said...

My dad has picked what we affectionately refer to as 30 pies (quarts) of wild blackberries this season. They are worth their weight in gold in our family and you must get his permission to pull a bag of them from the freezer to use. I really hate picking them but they are so good!

Peanut Blossom said...

I'm a newbie to homemade jam. Tried it with strawberries for the first time this summer and am completely hooked. I bet blackberry jam would be simply awesome. Too bad I can't find the sweet ones you describe round here. Limited to tart ones from Costco when we can get them. :(

RosaMarĂ­a said...

what a cute pic!!!

Domestic Designer said...

So cute!

Sara said...

I love blackberries too! And that mustache is just too cute!

Calico Road said...

wow, that mustache really brings out the blue of his eyes! hehe
I'm jealous of the berries, they look amazing.

Dena said...

The purple mustache guy is precious. Our blackberries are ripening all around us, but our goats get what we don't catch. It's like candy to them.

Blue is Bleu said...

My husband has told me that we've got berries growing in the far edge of our backyard but I don't wish to go poking around there because I'm afraid of the wildlife that'll find me hehe!

scrapworking said...

YUM! And what an adorable little guy! You know, I love coming here and seeing a fresh post, but I don't get flipped out that there's not something new AND craft related (like some blogs - can you image THAT pressure?!). I mean really, you have a family, a husband, a real-life. I'd rather just pop by later and hear that you were "living" and not busting your behind to come up with something new and crafty to share with the blogosphere. Enjoy the journey...the time passes too quickly!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Oh I so heart blackberries, I grew up in Oregon, and miss the them. Just found your blog~so fun!
Nadine

Melvin said...

SO cute ... purple looks great ..


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Cheryl said...

I have to admit that the blackberries in the northwest are one of the things I miss most living here now in the desert.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Oh you are one lucky gal! People hoard those wild blackberries here more than we do our fabric :)

Alisa said...

I've been picking blackberries too! And I have scratches on my leg to prove it. :-)

Rita said...

Yummy yummy...
You are really enjoying it.
Make it black so that you will look like a man in mustache .

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Michell said...

You are so cute... And that mustache is just too cute!

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