Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 22nd Feb 2012
Captain Slog says:
Good to hear someone else who really enjoys good old BLACKBERRIES. Only an idiot would think we're talking about phones.
Yes, I still enjoy picking Blackies and have very fond memories of picking them when I was a kid. Remember chucking a plank onto the bushes and walking onto it, pushing it down to get further in to get the masses of nice big ones just out of reach? Of easing your hand into a small bush, trying not to get pricked to get that one nice BIG Blackie in the middle?
Then of course, getting home with your crop of berries, IF there are any left, that is, and having them made into a nice big fat juicy BLACKBERRY PIE. Or, just simply cooking them up with a bit of sugar, as you would for the Pie, thickening it with Corn Flour, or Arrowroot, and serving it with Custard. YUMMMM!
I remember when my sister and I were picking blackies at Atiamuri, and she fell off this log into a huge patch of them. HA! So does she!
I agree! Its funny how something so Productive can be wasted because there's "No Apparent Money" in it.
You may have given me an idea! I think when the blackberries are ready for picking, I might pick some and sell them. I'll need to pick a lot, though!
By the way, I don't know if you're a Kiwi or not, but, years ago we used to enjoy McWilliam's Blackberry Nip, and bought it by the 1/2 Gallon Flagon. Lovely! It also came in those "Hip Flask" like bottles, too. Reply