I've been in the raspberry patch!
between the rows
We are blessed to live in the country and near a farm
that has apple orchards and a raspberry patch.
There are about 10 or 12 rows of raspberry canes.
The raspberries weren't all ripe that day.
In fact I only picked 1 quart box.
Just look at that view.
I was out there alone on the hill picking away and thought -
what if a bear happened along. They like berries don't they?
So I started glancing at my surroundings for a quick exit - just
in case. Behind me is the 8 foot 7 strand electric fence that
the deer jump through (you should see them do it!).
In front of me is acres of orchard and I'm in between rows
of tightly growing scratchy raspberry canes.
Well, thankfully there hasn't been a bear spotted in our area
in about a hundred years, that I know of. Good think I had my
cell phone with me. in my basket. at the end of the row!!
Just in case....
I brought my basket to carry my camera and cell phone and the
small quart baskets for the berries.
This is a native Indian basket that was my great aunt's.
I use it to pick strawberries as it holds 6 of the quart boxes
quite nicely. It's probably at least 80 years old.
Aren't they beautiful?
I had just enough to make 3 small bottles of freezer jam.
I will be picking more though, to eat and maybe make
more jam too.
I'll be picking these in the fall. ;-)
We really need some rain in our area. I can't believe I'm saying
that after all the rain we had earlier on. There have been
scattered thunder showers the past 2 weekends but they missed
our area and it's been sunny and hot most days.
It's going to be a hot and humid weekend here.
Maybe some of those scattered showers will fall on us.
Have a great weekend!