Friday, July 04, 2008

Everything you ever needed to know about relationships you can learn from picking raspberries


Everything you ever needed to know about relationships you can learn from picking raspberries.

Don’t be fooled by all that greenery, there is more there than meets the eye. But, be gentle lifting the branches to see what’s underneath. The good ones may fall or something might get broken, spoiling future growth. While the lifting can reveal amazing clusters of sweet surprise, watch out for the thorns. Be careful, but don't let those little things send you running.


Those showy sprouts? Not productive. Cut them down to size.


If you have to pull too hard, they are not ready. Berries are best savored one at time, right off the vine. Flavor is lost with the addition of refrigeration and other mechanical devices. Without a human touch, some will mold on the vine. Pile them up in a bucket and many will lose their integrity and become mushy.

Always leave some behind. Those are for the birds.

2 comments:

Lee Ann Spillane: said...

oh where did you pick them? love the connections here

sara holbrook said...

My next door neighbor invited me to pick away as they were not using them all. Wow! And as soon as they stop producing for the year, they are giving me bushes to start my own patch! I always had rapberry bushes before moving here.