Monday, July 23, 2012

Can she bake a "berry" pie, Billy Boy...

Friends who have country property are like heart songs to a girl who lives on a cul-de-sac. Don't get me wrong, I love my little hacienda more than I have loved any place I've ever lived...except for the country. What can be better than an afternoon visit to a rural countryside, just waiting for it's owners to lay claim and put up stakes? 

In the meantime...a short hop down the dirt road and picnic by the creek made my heart sing...


It's like...going home.


Who can resist?


When I was a kid, my Mom paid us $.50 to pick a gallon of blackberries, and though I did not come ready to pick yesterday, I dove into the bushes anyway. To do berry picking justice, you need a large plank or a 4 X 8 foot sheet of plywood to throw out onto the bushes so that you can get to the "big" ones at the very top of the bushes..they see the sun all day.



But alas, I got enough to make a pie...


"Can she bake a "berry" pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she bake a "berry" pie, Charming Billy,
She can bake a "berry" pie, quick as a cat can wink an eye,
She's a young thing that cannot leave her mother..."

Laurel. I better go walk if I'm gonna eat this thing tonight.

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21 comments:

  1. That creek looks so familiar. If it is the same one I am thinking of, it is loaded with berries. Why does the fruit for most trees and bushes come off at the hottest time of the year? Hope you enjoyed your pie.

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  2. I bet you make one heck of a delicious blackberry pie. My mouth is watering.

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  3. Oh I'd love to have a wee house out in the country - but I fear it won't happen unless I win the lottery. Keeping my fingers crossed :))
    You got a nice big plateful of berries there - hope you enjoyed your pie.

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  4. What fabulous captures and those berries are so fresh and so tempting. Would love to pop a few in my mouth now!!
    Have a wonderful week ahead:)

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  5. Boy, they look good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Love this post! My two youngest just walked in the house with a bunch of wild blackberries that the picked in the field across the road. Berry pie, cobbler, smoothie, homemade icecream...Hmm, what will it be? Terry

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    1. I love blackberries...they are just a pain to pick...

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  7. We have berries on our irrigation ditch and my daughter picked enough to make jam yesterday. I once ruined a blackberry pie by mistakenly putting peppermint extract in it instead of the almond called for in the recipe.

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    1. Too funny!!! How did the jam turn out???

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  8. My mom used to sing me that song as a kid...love it. Beautiful cool photos to help with our hot summer here.

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  9. Those berries look amazing. And yes, I'd have to put my toes in the water too!

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  10. love the foot in the water shot. looks relaxing. love blackberries. yum! (:

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    1. Yea, I ALWAYS take pics of my feet...not cause they're pretty but it says "I've been here"...LOL!

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  11. What a cute post with the song lyrics... those berries look amazing! xo

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  12. I love that song and I would love a piece of that pie:) B

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  13. Your shots of the creek are beautiful and those berries look good! Mmmm...pie!

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  14. Oh Wow! ~ Lovely photos and that pie sure looks yummy ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Oh that does look like a very pretty place to be. Oh and the berries look so yummy!

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2012/07/digging-potatoes.html

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  16. Beautiful pie! I love the song "Billy Boy..."

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