Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Stroll - Bramble Walk

Today, when I take a walk, I will head out through the deep woods to the clearing where the wild blackberries grow.  Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours picking, got wet from toe to hip because of heavy rain recently, and only got two cups of deep crimson blackberries.  They taste like a hint of heaven and their harvest is just beginning.  We will have to pick berries daily for the next week or two in order to keep ahead of the birds.  Having said that, there are plenty to go around.  The berry bramble flourishes here, with little interference on our part.

We will be planting a few blueberry bushes on the farm today.  We bought five plants from a roadside stand the other day.  The "blueberry guy" who sold them to us was country folk, pure and simple, and for over an hour regaled us with stories of growing organic produce and roses.  His description of how to plant the blueberry bushes was detailed and exacting.  I am going to attempt to follow his instructions to the letter.  He sounded as if he knew what he was talking about.  There is a special wisdom in people who work with the earth and growing things that I can't ignore.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you contentment and joy.


Pom Pom said...

Picking berries is hard work but the rewards are amazing, right?
It's rainy here today. I might go for a walk later. I'll pop over and tell you if I do.

Prairie Star said...

This was so beautiful, Aisling! Thanks for taking us along.

Smiling because my Daddy and Grandpa were farmers and there is much truth in what you say. Thank you for the happy reminder.

Warm Summer Sunday Blessings,

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love your sharing.
So pleased you live in the country.
We are very similar - except I could be your mother :)

Aisling said...

Prairie Star, Thank you for letting me know that what I wrote was meaningful to you. So glad you stopped by. :)

Ernestine, We are similar. That is one reason I so truly enjoy the insights you share on your blog. So glad I am back in the country too. Those two years in town were "convenient" but not fulfilling as this lifestyle is. Thank you for your note!