Yesterday, after over a week of not mowing because it was raining, I hacked my way through the jungle that surrounds the house. Literally an all-day job. I started at 9, finished around 3:30, but managed to get the mowing, triming, and some of the weeding done. Man, that was some heavy-duty work; I suppose that will teach me to go do a silly thing like fertilize the lawn!
The payoff for spending all day mowing? I knew where all the ripe blackberries were. So I started this morning picking them ...and ended up with 2 pints! I guess the selective pruning of the bushes is helping them a bit (and I'm sure that the rain is too). Last year we got almost no berries, so it's nice to have a bounty this time. Perhaps I can talk my lovely wife into baking some muffins. MMMMmmmmmmmm blackberry muffins! So, fresh berries on teh cereal, and now to begin my favorite part of faire: 'Garblaundry'(tm)!