I am very lucky where I live. I live in the second house on my grandparents farm, but my dad is not a farmer. I get to see Nanna and Poppa every day, and get to swim in their pool and play tennis on their tennis court! But the best part of living where I do is the river out the very back of the farm. It has a strong current and a little "island' which is private and isolated in a quiet paddock. In this paddock there is a blackberry bush growing wildly over the far side of the river and what better way to spend your weekend than picking blackberry's.
There's nothing better than eating blackberry's straight off the bush, just the way nature intended. My Nanna, little sister and I were dropped off to our spot on the quad bike and while my brother and Poppa carried onto theirs, then we set to work. It only took us an hour of picking before.... BLACKBERRY PIE!! Wait a second, it didn't happen quite that fast. We managed to pick a lot. Then we waited for the boys to come pack from the deeper part of the river, while we were waiting we got a little wet! Once everyone was back together we then went back to Nanna's house to make blackberry pie and Alison Holst would have been jealous! It was delicious, I can't wait to go BlackBerrying again!
Question for my fellow bloggers: Have you ever tried BlackBerrys? Were they wild or from the supermarket? If so did you like them?