Da Blackberry Battle

Today, war was declared. The battlefield was our driveway. The opponent was the blackberries that are now mostly ripe and ready to pick. Birds are already attempting to claim the territory for their own.
The opponent:
the opponent

No look to bad, yeah? Nice and green. Get plenny.

Plenny berries, ripe for da picking.
blackberries

Sweet and ripe and oh, so nani!
berries2

Lots of ripe ones, with still more still ready to ripen. How they tempt us with their beauty and sweetness!

Try wait! The minute we came near, the enemy shouldered their weapons, ready to strike with whatever force was necessary:
thorns

The older soldiers had larger weapons:
thorns2

Undaunted, Nolemana and I moved in, ready to vanquish and plunder and take what is rightfully ours.

Even the ones without fruit stood at the ready:
thorns3

I did not emerge unscathed.
ouch

However, guess who won in the end! Heh heh.
da winna!

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7 Responses to Da Blackberry Battle

  1. Kikue Mugen says:

    Savage those scratches! Ho man! The berries look so ‘ono’. I have a healthy plant that I still haven’t planted. I’m sort of worried about hos that thing is going to take off and take over, if you know what I mean. I have a fruitful muscadine vine (wild grape) that has given us LOTS of fruit this year. That one too, has to be watched, or else it goes to town on everything else. Enjoy your fruit!

  2. Mokihana says:

    No kidding, savage! But you’re right… so ono!! Serves them right I’m gonna cook and freeze ’em!

  3. Julie says:

    ha ha to da old soldiers! vanquished they are….nani the berries

  4. Destiny says:

    You GO!! Show them who’s boss. Just clean up the evidence.. hehehe..
    Those look ONOLICIOUS. I have been making jam like a crazy person over the last few weeks. So I sympothize with your quest.
    This year I was lazy and went to the fruit stand. I know, I know. Don’t judge.. hehehe.. Take care.

  5. blueyecicle says:

    Oh man, I miss Oregon berries! Cute story too TFS! Great pics.

  6. namhla says:

    OOhhhh – I did da same ting lass Friday down in the lower pasture … got enuf for a cobbler and freeze some …My stepmom came along … was so funny – she wont eat out wifout “washing” her silverware wif her disinfectant wipes, but was throwin those berries in her mouf as fass as she could – whe I told her the “poop” she saw was from deer eatin and peein on da berries, she spit dem right out – but caught her laters eating again, but from higher on da bush – is one good crop this year, eh??

  7. AlisonH says:

    That’s a beautiful berry patch. And boy does it bring back childhood memories. Thank you for that.

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