Our house sits on a couple of acres, most of which is wooded. One of my jobs is to cut the very back part of our property. It's a a tough job using a riding lawn mower, but somebody's got to do it! I look forward to it because it is relaxing, and I can cut different patterns in the grass each time - wow, doesn't my life sound exciting?
So, last night as I rode around, I looked over at our pitiful garden and surrounding flower beds which were nothing but weeds and catnip! Because we spent so much time this spring fixing up my parents' house, a lot of things got neglected around here - including the garden!
However, the blackberry bushes are doing great! They are thornless bushes that a friend gave me several years ago. At the end of the season, you cut back the branches that bore fruit, and then those branches will give you fruit two seasons later. Ted has entered the blackberries in the state fair several times, and he even won a 3rd place ribbon one year!
After finishing up the yard, I went back down to pick some blackberries. I cleaned a couple and popped them in my mouth - they are super duper sour - definitely better in a cobbler or over ice cream. I had a handful on my cereal this morning - YUMMY!