Friday, August 7, 2015

Blackberry Hell

I love blackberries. The post title is just a play on the previous post- Blackberry Hill.

The amount of berries is truly awe inspiring.

You know those shopping baskets in the supermarket? I fill one of them in an hour picking alone, less if we go as a family. I just don't know what to do with them anymore. I have tried drying them on windowscreens in the sun. They were so plump they are still drying. We juiced about 10Kg of them. Ran out of space. Frozen blackberries fill every cranny of our freezer. Jam- our friends run away when they see me coming with a bag full of jam jars. We filled gallon jars with berries and vodka- can't drink that fast enough (and probably shouldn't of course). Every morning a blackberry smoothie from the frozen berries that is so thick it is like ice cream.

But still I get more. And still I want more! And then tonight, the wife called me at work and told me to bring home blackberry leaves too so she can make tea...