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Saturday June 29th 2013  Tim Candler

 

    Blackberry Jam time. Can't say enough about them.  They ripen to sweetness only when it is very hot, and it has to be very humid, with heavy clouds on the horizon and they dislike any sort of air movement or breeze.  They also prefer the company of Tic, Spider and anything that can both fly and sting, or has a forked tongue and walks on its stomach.

     And you can understand it, because as soon as they are ripe every god dam creature on God's green earth heads for them. So, if you want a ripe Blackberry where I live, you have to be very quick, very brave and very determined. And you have to anticipate being bitten by something no matter how many clothes you are wearing.

 

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