Brambles – a Bumper Crop

Brambles – a Bumper Crop

David happened to be running past our favourite bramble-picking location a few days ago (no, I can’t tell you where that is), and lo and behold, they’ve already started – nearly a month earlier than usual.  Not only that, the weather conditions we’ve had are producing a bumper crop:  the berries are bigger and sweeter than usual.  We picked 3.5 kg today (nearly 8 pounds).  I’d better get the jam pot out and start cooking!

P.S.  I forgot to take proper footwear along and was picking in my Flipflops – I can confirm that the nettles and thistles are also having a bumper year.  I won’t do that again.