There were overgrown blackberry bushes along the back of my property early this week. I heard the sounds of a backhoe in the distance and knew it was going to be bye-bye blackberries very soon.
I decided to pick some berries before they disappeared.
This is a little early in the season to pick berries but I was able to grab some. The bushes were so bushy it was hard to reach in for the ripe berries without getting scratched.
A drainage ditch runs along behind the bushes and it has to be cleaned out so the water will keep flowing to the pump station. If the water is not pumped out, the island would flood from the inside. The local levee improvement district – BIMID – does my area every five years. At least it is not nesting season for the birds right now.
My bowl wasn’t too full.
I decided to cook up some refrigerator jam. I just winged it. I added a little sugar (maybe ¼ cup) and heated it up in a pot. I stirred and stirred while it simmered on the burner for almost an hour. It is delicious! It tastes so good on toast. It won’t last long.
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