Blackberry Mistakes and Smoothies

| 11/4/2014 8:48:00 AM

Mary ConleyDear friends,

We made a mistake, but, Joel Salatin says, "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing wrong the first time." OK, but we should have fixed it as soon as we realized the mistake, because, as we all know, "A stitch in time saves nine.”

It started when we planted six blackberry bushes with thorns and three thornless Ouachita. The thornless bushes produce abundant large blackberries, as many as we need for smoothies, while the others produce a few piddly berries that aren’t worth getting poked for.

blackberry bushes 

Beautiful blackberries on thornless bushes.

Blackberries in hand