We are in the middle of a drought – at least on our farm. There have been downpours just a few miles away, several times, but our grass is brown and our garden is in a sad stage. We’ve been irrigating the blackberries as much as possible, since harvest time is starting.
Nonetheless, there are berries. In the last week, we picked over 850 lbs and about 1/3 of them are beautiful. The others were cleaned and frozen and will be used/sold for making jams, shrubs, or wine. We will still be picking for a while – and hoping for rain!
We do have fun picking them, even in the heat…and they are delicious.
|Rachel is picking in the summer heat|
|Elena loves her berries|