"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blackberries from Around the Ponds

As summer is winding down, our wild blackberry crop is revving up to juicy ripeness.  So far my youngest daughter has plucked enough blackberries to make two large rectangular blackberry cobblers for her fellow co-workers, nurses on night shift at the hospital.  From her report, she has succeeded in boosting morale by doing so.  (:

My oldest daughter made a large cobbler for the whole family to enjoy at home.  We are debating, but we think we favor her blackberry crisp recipe over her cobbler recipe.

The girls made 12+ jars of jam last year.  Some of the jars made it to grateful friends locally and family out of state.  The girls are gearing up to repeat their jamming production this coming week.
Meanwhile, even the little grand girls have been out berry picking handfuls to munch as well as a few for their buckets  for me to put on my cereal in the morning.  Also, we noticed several cars stopping at the hedge across the street so that the car occupants [all women  so far] could  help themselves to the wild blackberries growing among the rhododendron bushes.

... yummy and practical traditions!


  1. I am glad you found my blog and I am so happy to read yours! Blackberries are fabulous, and I have to agree- I like the crunchiness of a crisp over a cobbler.

  2. I found it! :) Now I need to visit so I can get some more of that jam out-of-state again! ;)

  3. My crisp is deffinatly better than my cobbler , but my sister's cobbler is better than my crisp!!!! She is a very good cook!


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