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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Blackberry Whisperer




Can plants have a whisperer?




Maybe only animals can be whispered, but my husband has petted a wild blackberry patch into about two acres.   He alternates cutting half of it each year because they bear fruit on old growth.  I told him if he would cut in rows that I might help him pick.


He's not a hill-billy.

He's a better man than I am to dress like that in 94 degrees with 90% humidity on a sunny day, cover yourself in Deet to ward off chiggers to get a gallon of wild blackberries.

Here's the product.






Yum.Yum

Rural Thursday @ A Rural Journal

21 comments:

Sandra said...

i had local grown black berries last week, but not like these last few shots now i want cobbler. yum. it is worth dressing like that to keep away the bugs and the dreaded chiggers. those things are little nightmares

Sandra said...

i had local grown black berries last week, but not like these last few shots now i want cobbler. yum. it is worth dressing like that to keep away the bugs and the dreaded chiggers. those things are little nightmares

heyBJK said...

That looks fantastic! He's done a great job!

Buttons said...

A good man and so worth the energy. Awesome pics and now I am craving blackberries. B

Carletta said...

Those look delicious!
Ours haven't ripened yet but it won't be long. Maybe I should send my hubby out to be a whisperer. :)
Your cobbler looks scrumptious!

Cranberry Morning said...

I am sure that you're saving me a piece of that fantastic blackberry pie!

I've picked blackberries, and I'll have to say that your husband really loves you or loves blackberries or both - to go through all the heat and briars to get to those berries! :-)

Min fotogen said...

Great pictures and a heroic man!

I hope the pie taste good!

Tanya said...

oh my gosh, do you think you could send me a big piece up here in virginia?! that looks yummy and what a good hubby!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I made blackberry cobbler last week. Isn't it just divine?

Cheri said...

Yum is right!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Looks delicious and making me hungry.

Annie said...

He may not be a whisperer but he sure is a prince. And he reaped the rewards of his work with a lovely cobbler made by you. Yummm.

Nancy Claeys said...

Hard workin' hubbies. Bless 'em.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

Anne Payne said...

In my book, there's nothing that makes a better dessert in summer than Blackberry Cobbler and ice cream! What a guy :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! yum!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum!! The cobbler looks so good. I remember wearing long pants and sleeves in the heat to pick them as a child. One year I did not and ended up with a sunburn and chiggers - Not smart!
I bought some at the grocery recently and they were not like what I remember at all.
Thanks for stopping by and comment.
Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie said...

oh can i please have some?? it looks devine!!

Roan said...

Beautiful pictures and you are making me hungry! I remember picking blackberries as a kid, now I pick them out of the freezer section of the grocery store. We were always covered in chiggers, plus it was always hot and I always got sticker scratches. But my biggest fear was snakes. I saw one once and forever after have been afraid of wading out in wild berry patches.

Rita said...

You have a real keeper there. I do not know many men who would do so much work to get a gallon of berries.

Wonderful photos and you have my mouth watering I love blackberry cobbler with ice cream.. YUM!!

Kerry said...

Yum! Ya'll make a great pair. He gardens and cooks and you photograph and enjoy! Ha!

Marie said...

He definitely has a gift! I love those wonderful blackberries...I want to try to grow some here! Yes...YUM!