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Bunches of Blackberries

August 6th, 2008

The wild blackberries are in full swing right now.

Mr Chiots and I have been picking almost every day. Some days we end up with a 2 bags, on Friday we picked 5 quarts in one day!

Picking berries has it’s own challenges, the thorns on blackberry bushes are wicked. I have so many scrapes on my hands, arms & legs (and I’m even wearing long sleeves, heavy pants & boots).

It’s not for those afraid of bugs either. I almost stuck my face in this guy one day (and he’s pretty big too, about 2 inches around).

Even the Chiots likes to head out with us. She enjoys running around in the weeds & eating grass while we pick. She gets an occasional berry as a treat as well.

So what have I been doing with all these blackberries? Making pies & cobblers and freezing the rest for winter enjoyment.

10 Comments to “Bunches of Blackberries”
  1. Joe on August 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Wild blackberries are so good! There’s a patch of them nearby and I always pick them during the summer. Serve them with vanilla ice cream…delicious.

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  2. Susy on August 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Oh yeah! We made blackberry pie and made homemade vanilla ice cream (with our raw milk from a local farmer). It was so delicious.

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  3. Life Off the Grid at Chiot’s Run on September 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    […] Good think my sister & brother-in-law had a generator they loaned us to help keep all those berries in the freezer in tip top shape.  So we’re busying ourselves with canning (good thing I have a gas stove) […]

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  4. […] tomatoes – are there any other kind you’d want to eat? 22. Fresh wild berries – oh yes, remember these? 23. Foie gras 24. Rice and beans – any kind of beans are good with me, particularly frijoles […]

    Reply to Omnivore’s survey of 100 things eaten (or not) at Chiot’s Run's comment

  5. […] cellar. I was hoping it would be good and boy was it! For dessert I made a blackberry pie with all those blackberries Mr Chiots and I picked this summer. It was the perfect finish for a delicious meal! Does anyone […]

    Reply to For a Prosperous New Year – Eat Sauerkraut! at Chiot’s Run's comment

  6. Foraging for Food at Chiot’s Run on February 2, 2009 at 5:01 am

    […] Chiots and I gather berries in the summer and we have picked apples by the side of the road, but not much else. I do eat the […]

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  7. Enjoying the Fruits of our Labor | Chiot's Run on April 11, 2009 at 4:45 am

    […] you were around and reading my blog this past summer you’ll remember that we foraged for bunches of blackberries and we picked blueberries at a local farm. We’ve really been enjoying the fruits of our labor […]

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  8. Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm on August 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Those look yummy! I would make some jelly and possibly some wine, if I had enough berries!

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  9. Justin Vest on June 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

    There’s something very similar to blackberries by my house..they’re sweet and delicious but it’s more like a tree than a bush with no thorns. Anyone know what they might be? I’ll need to get a picture.

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    • Susy on June 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Probably a mulberry.

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