BREAKING NEWS! BLACKBERRY PICKING SEASON IS HERE!!!
Wild blackberries are one of the true delicacies of living in the South. Starting sometime in late June through July the deliciously tart berries ripen from red to black and are good in everything from ice cream to cobbler. One of the simplest and favorite ways to enjoy them is simmered with ample amounts of sugar and served over hot biscuits. Freeze them in zip lock bags, and you can enjoy them all year long.
At the risk of breaking a cardinal rule of blackberry pickers, I wanted to let you know about an unbelievable patch at Bailey Road Park. that is 1 of the biggest black berry patch is you will ever see anywhere. Park in the lot by the soccer fields , and it's along the side of the road to the right of the entrance to the park. If you have never picked blackberries before this is the place for you. There are still plenty of thorns, but the patch is super easy to access. There are not not too many bugs, but always be on the lookout for fire ants. You should not need to take any precautions other than wearing long pants and long sleeves.
Grab yourself a bucket and enjoy!
Update: One reader emailed reminding me to watch out for snakes. Please do, but I've not seen on here - yet. Stick to the outside, and you should be fine.