It's blackberry season at the moment and Russell has been very busy out and about, around the farm and the outpaddock spraying the little (and big) suckers. They are horrible plants particulary when they get into shelterbelts or worse still into the garden. They are not so horrible when they are up the road in front of someone else's property and are laden with plump juicy sweet berries, ripe for the picking. Tonight I picked about 650 grams of blackberries as all of the tourist traffic was whizzing past......heading home from their day along the coast.
Nothing tastes as good as wild blackberries......they beat the culivated varieties hands down. Our Gravenstein apples are starting to ripen and as they aren't good keepers I need to start using some of them. I decided to make a Free Form Apple & Blackberry Pie.