It’s autumn!


F120D719-9095-488B-AED3-1D3738CE7942I always know that Autumn has truly arrived when the brambles (blackberries) are ready and this year there is a good ‘ol crop.

In fact I am a bit worried that with such an abundant supply it might be a sign that we are in for a bit of a severe winter (old wives tale?).

I was out yesterday with the dogs and kids so we could replenish our supply of blackberry jelly that we make each year and to secure a stock of berries for the freezer.

It only took about half an hour to gather around 2 kgs but we would have been a bit quicker had Jamie, our oldest dog, not joined in plucking all the low hanging fruit for himself!

D2242872-F8FC-4DB1-AF63-25A55596D62CToby, our youngster obviously decided that picking them was to much like hard work so just robbed them from the box when we put it down. Who would have thought we had fruitarian dogs.E084CE40-CDB2-4825-80E0-DFC2E8AB5BB0

Still got a few more to pick and them we will start on the jelly and apple/blackberry gin!  Yum yum.

Simon x

1 Comment

  1. stephe October 10, 2015 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    Simon quit the singing stick to the fruit picking ! My glass just shattered and Betty the dog can’t stop barking at your singing.

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