No, I’m not hallucinating on drugs, nor have I been eating magic mushrooms, but, yes, The Sky is full of blackberries 🙂
The Sky, to anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, is an area of woods and fields about two or three minutes walk over the road from where I live, for anyone interested or even puzzled as why it is know as The Sky, have a read here.
It appears the UK summer has arrived, a little late I might add, but still very nice all the same, and the warmth from the sun, has at last started to turn the blackberries up the sky, from hard red to juicy black. 🙂
When my daughters were young, we’d go brambling (don’t seem to hear that said these days), collecting bowls full of blackberries, so over the years I have made many a pie or crumble, even wine from this local crop.
A few years ago, T thought it would be a good idea to take Sal and Jasp brambling and they soon learnt to pick their own. So, unlike the days when there were four pairs of hand picking, it became two pairs of hands picking, and two mouths devouring.
This short video below is from Tuesday this week, Jasp has now decided it is far easier to have them picked for him, though it wasn’t too long ago, he was picking them as fast as little Sal.
Perhaps I’m in with a chance to get enough for a pie again 🙂
Music is Blackberry Way by The Move.