Another wonderful story from your beautiful Kentucky hills Shar. This one reminds me of our berry picking adventures when I was a kid.
On one particular berry picking foray all of us kids, a couple of Aunties, my Mom (Martha) and my Russian/Aleut Gramma Nellie all piled into the car and headed out to Bear Lake at milepost 7. We were all heads down picking away when all of the sudden, Gramma's head comes up and she hollers; " Aye-yi-yi Marta, I smell a bear!" Well....Gramma could smell a bear a mile away, so when she hollers, we all scramble for the car!.... ....Gramma's nose saves the day!
Wonderful!! I don't think I ever found such great info on blackberries in all of my searching!
thank you so much for another wonderful story! LOL
Oh, and my dh was just asking why I made so much blackberry jam that's stacked up in the panty.... it must have been so I could make a blackberry jam cake!
We have a VERY large & thick patch of blackberries growing wild here! and yes, I have to dress up for blackberry picking. you know how it is when you're out there pickin' them berries and that one waaaay over out of your reach is the best lookin' one of them all?.... I must wear a hat and sturdy shoes too, so as I can get to that one!! LOL
OOOOh does that look good! I can't believe I don't have cake pans!!! They are on my list of supplies next trip to town! Can't wait!
Sharon, do you dehydrate the blackberries and then grind them to make the powder? that would be another good way to store them for a long time. And I've been meaning to pick and dry some leaves for tea too! didn't know about those medicinal values! wonderful.
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