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Sunday, April 13, 2003

Blueberries, Blackberries and General Busy-ness.

Blueberries, Blackberries and General Busy-ness. darin has gotten on a "let's grow our own fruit" kick and decided we need berries in the backyard. specifically, blackberries. i like eating blackberries, but i have traumatic childhood memories of picking wild blackberries and being simultaneously shredded by the briars and eaten by mosquitoes. and ticks. so i did my darndest to talk him out of blackberries.

blackberries being scarce in the nurseries -- apparently it's getting late for putting them in the ground around here -- we instead bought two blueberry bushes on friday. one "becky blue" and one "tifblue". however, after much searching on saturday, darin finally brought home a blackberry -- "black satin". lo and behold, black satin is thornless.

on the schedule for next weekend -- construction of a blueberry bed smack-dab in the middle of the backyard. bye-bye grass!

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