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Brambly, Wild Blackberry Picking

We passed over the unusually large domestic blackberries for sale at the farmer’s market this morning.  The girls and I smiled when we thought about our own little bowl of berries that we’d already picked at home.  While considerably smaller, our wild, vine-ripened blackberries don’t require anything else to make them perfectly sweet with just […]

Continue Reading By on June 30, 2012 in food, garden, nature

Berries and Blooms

Unripened Blueberries Instant gratification it’s not.  I doubt we’ll be picking enough blueberries for a pie this year.  It was satisfying to see the first few, unripened, unseasonably early berries on the little plant that made its home with us a few weeks ago.  It seemed encouraging that the young bush had taken root and […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2012 in eating better, garden, natural, outdoor