The wild blackberries here on the mountain are a two-edged sword. The berries are delicious (especially when cooked into a cobbler with a lemon cornmeal crust), but the harvest is a thorny affair that often results in ripped sleeves, pierced digits and purple fingertips. Spotted the first few ripe ones yesterday.

(Drops head sheepishly) Yes. I ate them.

6-11-16 First Blackberry

5 thoughts on “Season’s first ripe blackberry

  1. Good on ya … you have to try out the first ones in order to know what the ensuing crop will be like. I grew up in blackberry heaven (as I now realize) and miss them a lot. Especially when I see photos like yours!

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