Did more blackberry picking today. My first question is, why does my mental jukebox always play Sonny & Cher singing, "I Got You, Babe"?
Next, these were fabulous berries. Black, juicy, sweet, plentiful. It was a berry rich situation. My friends own the land, acres of their own out there in the country and these berries' flavor was so much better than the ones from in town.
As I picked, I kept wondering, as I always do, should we buy a place like this? I talk myself into it and then I talk myself out of it.
Again, there are thoughts of being fortunate. Savvy, planning, luck and friendship brought us here. We're out here picking fresh blackberries, then we picked fresh raspberries. All of these are free and organic. Others aren't so fortunate. Many, many, many...others....
Back at home, we're freezing more berries, adding to our stock. Our neighbors peach tree has brought in a huge crop so we're enjoying fresh peaches. Our plum tree delivered a nice crop. Earlier this year were the blueberries, and before that was the onion and the garlic. Througout the year, there's been zuchinni and green beans from another neighbor's garden, and potatoes, tomatos, lettuce and squash from our garden. The pumpkins are doing well, and the pears are now coming in.
It's been a good year and with all that we're freezing, the winter won't be bad, either.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com