- Posted August 15, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What has growing your own food taught you about life?
Pam and Bryan Pick Wild Maine Blackberries
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
We spend many hours each week on our property in the Maine wilderness. This is the season for Maine blackberries and they came in like never before. We have picked over 10 quarts in a day and are so full of blackberries! We have made many pies and given a few quarts away and frozen the rest. Even though we did not grow this food, we greatly appreciate harvesting the bounty that grows naturally in the wilderness. These berries are free from all pesticides, and are as clean and pure as can be.
Taking the time to pick these berries is a meditative experience. You hear all of the wildlife and you constantly see sign of bear, deer, and moose who have traveled these same paths. It’s a great way to get back to what is important in life and remember how thankful we should all be that such a place even exists at all.