Black Raspberry Time

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What a fruitful year this is.  Best of all is the resurrection of our black raspberry bushes around our homegrounds.  Their plenitude was what persuaded me to buy this place.  And then the deer moved in.  For decades they have eaten every raspberry cane that has dared to appear.  But now that our hunter friends have lowered the deer herd, the black raspberries have a fighting chance.  I say “fighting” because even so the deer continue to trim back every cane they can reach.  They don’t like steep slopes, though, and that’s where I’m picking in this video.

6 thoughts on “Black Raspberry Time

  1. Great hat. When I want to “seriously” pick the blackberries that grow here (panhandle Florida, near Pensacola) in the summertime, I have to leave my Labrador retriever, Maggie, at home. She has learned to pull her lips back and pluck the berries with her teeth, avoiding the thorns. Reminds me of the old expression, grinning “like a mule eating briars.”

  2. Beth,

    The deer do that here. Just made my absolutely last picking behind Dave’s house. The longest season ever for my favorite wild berry. Thanks for the amusing comment.

  3. i was not able to view the video; what i was looking for was a photo of a wild black raspberry to confirm that what i picked at my friend’s place are indeed black raspberries; my friend refers to them as blackberries, but they look like raspberries only they are dark dark blueish red, or black.

    I am trying to make jam, and am having trouble deciding on a recipe without knowing just what fruit i have.

    WOW, LOVE the photo of the golden eagle!!

    cheers for now,

  4. pj I’ve sent you an answer via e-mail about black raspberries. There are a few other berries they could be confused with and even from your description I wouldn’t want to make a guess. Thanks for your comment.

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