Thursday, 5 August 2010

Blackberries, Blackberries, Blackberries

They are everywhere! We have a particularly good picking spot only a few minutes walk from our house and this week we have been over every day. I honestly think if we had an army of people working over there we would still keep picking all day, they are ripening quicker than we can pick them.

I took our two apprentice pickers out on Saturday Little Me and his friend Alfie. Alfie took picking in his stride, but Little Me had enough and decided to read his Thomas magazines in the bushes instead!

Where are your favourite picking spots? We are having a competition at the moment. Tell us your best spots in Brentwood and Billericay and we will enter your name into a draw to win 12 months supply of jams and chutneys (1 jar a month). The draw is picked in October so send us your entries by leaving a comment below.