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.