This first picture is of a wild plant called pokeweed, which is a part of southern cuisine. It has toxins that can kill mammals (humans too), and is not recommended for consumption by anyone. Still...we eat it anyway. Ha! We call it poke salad, and have been cooking it for years. Momma showed me how to prepare it, and I'm the only one that prepares it these days.
Here's a photo of a wild blackberry blossom, and this makes EG very happy! Woo Hoo!
Although the pictures can't really show how massive the patch is - believe me...it's gonna produce at least 20 gallons of berries this year.
Man.....I'm pumped! I'd really like to have 20 gallons preserved, but I struggled to pick 8 last year....The berries are only available for about 3 weeks, then they're gone for the year. Rather than being over-confident (which I'm guilty of sometimes!), I'm sticking to my story of 12 gallons total. I can definitely meet that goal. You'll see the pictures!
In other news, we went fishing today, and caught some pretty good keepers! Although we lost 3 getting them to the boat, we still managed to come home with 7 fish. When Lin, Kim, Gracie, and Chris come next weekend (family), deepfried fish will be on the menu one evening for sure!
Take care, and happy gardening!