Helen and I went to a local farm that is only 10 minutes from our house to go blackberry picking. On the way there a white crane flew right in front of our car and then we saw a huge buzzard on the side of the road. I stopped to get a photo but it flew off too fast. Up the road a bit we saw two beautiful horses on the top of a hill by the road. I wanted their picture.
We got to the farm, picked up our berry basket and went to the rows they told us that had the ripe berries. The farm had thousands of berry bushes in multiple rows that were extremely long. It was so cool to see. I had no idea that unripe blackberries were red. I ate one and promptly spit it out~ whew~ sour.
I took a few pictures and Helen filmed a video of me talking about blackberries that I will show my foods students. We picked and picked and ate and ate. Good thing I brought damp washcloths with us to wipe away the sticky juice.
On the way out we got some fresh peach ice cream that we gobbled up. As we drove home I stopped the car on the side of the road, climbed the hill and took some pictures of the horses. The spotted one kept snorting at me to go away while the brown one came right up to me. Beautiful- love his eye lashes.