Monday, June 27, 2011

Blackberry Brambles Heavy with Fruit



The Blackberries were planted just 3 years ago along a cedar split rail fence that extends about 600 feet around the Kitchen Garden and Apple Orchard. There are about 20 plants. Last year there were enough for only one sumptuous pie. This year they are heavy with fruit. I have frozen 3 gallons, and given away about the same. There are more to pick tomorrow. I am certain it is the bees. The honeybees were thick on the blossoms in spring. I cannot wait for company to have an excuse to bake a pie. The butter crust,one of my favorites, turns out brown and flaky. A perfect compliment to the tart sweet berries.

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