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Love those blackberries, I used to as a and I still do?

Sheannutt 9 July 11
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No they don't grow here.

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Every summer in Olympia, WA. I would pick a pair of old tennis shors to sacrifice to the blackberry stains gods! Heehee. I miss those acres of wild blackberries. There is nothing like that here in the Gulf South. There are blackberries, but they are puny and too few to do much with. ?
To this day, my sentimental favorite dessert of all is blackberry cobbler with melted vanilla ice cream. Mmm

Yum BlackBerry cobbler is good. I used to live in North East Texas we didn't have blackberries but we had what they called dewberries.

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We had much more of the hybrid black raspberries in Upstate New York. No one else seems to have heard of them.

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By the gallons. It was a family affair. Even the dog went along.

freeofgod Level 8 July 11, 2018

That's really nice

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Yes, I still do too.

kenriley Level 8 July 11, 2018

I like to take and freeze them they taste so good Frozen or put into a lemonade drink

@Sheannutt Sounds great.

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Blackberry preserves and blackberry cobblers were delights!

wordywalt Level 8 July 11, 2018

oh yeah really good I make the jam with honey no sugar and no pectin the way they used to make it many years ago

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And I still do.

Now that I live up here in Oregon I go picking because I love to make jam

@Sheannutt I have some growing in my garden so don't have to take a road trip.

@AstralSmoke lucky you! when i lived in Eugene OR I went every year to a Pick-your-Own farm and then made not only jam, but also stocked the extra freezer in my garage with frozen blue and blackberries ...

@AstralSmoke my friend has a fence full of them cannot wait for them to get ready so I can go get some.

@Sheannutt I've been picking on mine for a couple of weeks now. Of course, I'm sharing some with the birds, squirrels, and a friendly tortoise that comes by every now and then.

@AstralSmoke they're never ready around here until around the middle of August to the middle of September

@Sheannutt Patience. Here, they are normally ready to be picked around the 4th of July.

@AstralSmoke just in time to make that blackberry pie for the 4th of July yum yum

@Sheannutt That reminds me. I need to go pick some now, for the health of the fat critters running around here.

@AstralSmoke LOL that is funny what are you going to do with them after you get them picked?

@Sheannutt Only got a large handful. I have a 4' x 5' blackberry bed. Had big plans of making a cobbler, but they haven't rippened in mass for me to do that. I like them in cereals and on ice-cream. What do you do with the ones you pick?

@AstralSmoke I'm a honey Jam

@Sheannutt Yes, I bet you are.

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Still do. I go picking with my grandchildren and we make blackberry and apple crumble.

CeliaVL Level 7 July 11, 2018

Yummy that sounds good

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Himalayan, an escaped cultivar is very invasive, I have more than I could possibly use and routinely cut them back. I make jelly and syrup yearly.

Buttercup Level 7 July 11, 2018

That sounds great

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No, but I pick them quite frequently at sprouts. And I picked wild ones along the river in Washington...those were the best darn blackberries I’ve ever eaten.

They have them everywhere around here I get to go pick them at my friend's place he has tons of them all over the fence line. I made Blackberry honey Jam last year it was so good.

@Sheannutt I’ll be visiting you in berry season.

@MissKathleen that's sometime in the end of August and first part of September

@Sheannutt got any cats? I can’t do cats.

@MissKathleen not allowed to have cats or dogs in this apartment. Apparently you can have the most noisiest little brats though.

@Sheannutt ugh...

@MissKathleen I'm on a waiting list for a different apartment that's just for 62 year old people and up

@Sheannutt Cool.

@MissKathleen it might even take a year before I get into a new apartment that's what they're telling me how long the waiting list is

@Sheannutt bummer

@MissKathleen yeah it is but I've got all the time in the world I just keep wearing my ear plugs

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raspberries

btroje Level 9 July 11, 2018

Raspberry is my most favorite Berry ever.

Them’s yummy too.

@Sheannutt when I lived in Maine I had a Great Dane that would graze the wild raspberries with me

@btroje oh how cool what a great memory

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Beware the chiggers .

Cast1es Level 8 July 11, 2018

Yes I know all about them damn chiggers. I've learned to spray kerosene on my socks around my ankles it does work.

@Sheannutt I've found planting mint around areas I'd like to sit in , keeps the mosquitos away . I;m wondering if rubbing mint leaves on your ankles would help to keep the chiggers away , as well ? Would smell a lot nicer than kerosene , and a whole lot less likely to catch fire .

@Cast1es I have no idea about the mint for chiggers.

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