Let me begin by commenting that we have all received some hilarious text messages from Kat while she and her beloved have been out of the country. She and Tony are back home now. Back in the USofA which has places with good water. Yes. There is a text thread about water. Which brings me
THE CICADAS ARE HERE!!!!! Brood XXIII, a 13-year brood, has emerged! This is exciting! ~~ I began this post on the 17th– four days ago. At that time we’d been hearing the cicadas for about a week or so. If you’ve never heard the din of a periodical cicada emergence, your life is impoverished in
American Grouch has some beautiful photos of his gear, hike, wildlife, and even a crappy old book or two. Tag along here. P.S. Lunch looks delicious!
Naturally, dewberries A happy face 🙂 A BIG fungus And another And another! A Libertarian truck And OMG! A Libertarian!! They’re not as rare as they used to be, though.
Dewberries are a species distinct from blackberries, but for all intents and purposes– namely picking berries for jam– dewberries are wild blackberries. Emphasis on wild.Long pants. Long sleeves. Hat. Boots. A quart or so of Deep Woods Off [TM]. Gloves. Water. Camera. Phone. Gun. Shotgun (armadillos). What a chore. But there’s jam at the end.
said Daughter C. as she was picking berries. Save some for the lizards! Today we make jam. Or preserves. It depends on how cooperative the food mill is.
Zoom in. We have over four pounds of dewberries now– enough for jam. Stay tuned. Big Life.
Some danged BIG berries! (Photo taken with my phone.) Since last Thursday, I’ve been told by a reliable authority the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (part of the United States Department of Commerce) that it will begin raining today and will continue to rain through Friday. I was also told to expect frigid temperatures late
Dewberries, Rubus travialis Michaux, are a bramble fruit, related to raspberries and blackberries. Dewberry vines/bushes grow wild here on the Farm and elsewhere in The South. The brambles are thorny and rambling. Therefore, the berries are a real pain in the neck to pick. But they are worth the effort. I know this because Rocky