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.