Agathe and Constance in the Blackberry Patch

A prickly seat

A prickly seat

The (naturalised Himalayan) blackberries seem really early this year!

Huge and delicious

Huge and delicious

and plentiful…

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Out of Reach

Out of Reach

The first law of blackberry-picking is that the biggest, juiciest ones are always just out of reach…

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close enough

close enough

luckily there were plenty of nearby ones…

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Four Liters

Four Liters

The girls helped to pick four litres of blackberries in less than an hour!

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Definitely enormous

Definitely enormous

And Agathe thinks she found the biggest one of them all…

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The Blackberry Giant!

The Blackberry Giant!

so they measured it!

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8 thoughts on “Agathe and Constance in the Blackberry Patch

  1. Yummy! Our western Washington blackberries are ripening too. We always pick enough to make several pies over the winter. The Bonsai Hittys don’t help much, because they don’t like the thorns. They are fearful that the thorns will scratch them and/or the juice will stain their dresses!

  2. hmmm, the Country HIttys reminded me that last year when we started out to the South field to pick wild black berries we were chased out of the patch by a skunk family. a very irate mama and her small ones. We did
    avoid annoying her to the point of unleashing her weapon on us. It was a VERY rapid retreat by me, Major the
    German Shepherd and the 2 Hittys. At that point we decided to just buy our black berries!
    We are pleased that your blackberry patch is not inhabited by unfriendly mammals! And we love the pictures of
    the girls and the berries. Enjoy your harvest!

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