The hazards of berry picking
Nothing serious – just very damp. Originally I was going to sit through the Board of Stupervisors meeting and realized that my patience was very thin and sitting through that circus would be hazardous to the health and well being of others. Remember, this was not the meeting to discuss Dollar General, just to set the meeting in which to discuss Dollar General. I snagged Odis and went berry picking.
The first thicket had been picked over and I left the remaining berries for the birds and other critters. I had left Odis in the truck with the windows down so he could hang out but not jump out; cows were pastured in this field (not always the case) and I was afraid that he would chase them and someone would end up hurt. While perusing this thicket, a storm rolled up and sheets of rain began falling. In my bolt for the car, I saw all the young cows hanging out by the truck, trying to figure out just what it was and who was in there. I think they thought I was hauling hay. Odis was just sitting in the seat, no barking, waiting for my return. On the way home I came across a thicket that was AMAZING! Not wearing the right kind of clothes (boots, jeans, short sleeves, no gloves) to climb the side of this mini mountain, I had to snag what I could easily reach; the fruit just fell off the clusters into my bucket. Four cups worth ought to be enough to make some fruit syrup, right?
There are several good looking recipes online; what I’d like to know is what works for you. Is there a recipe that you just love? If so, please post a link to your blog or just post the recipe.
I cannot wait to read what tasty treasures you have to share!