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6 May 2021

Blackberry Trail

I have a fond memory from my early childhood of picking blackberries with my mother in the woods behind my families house. Through the decades, as Auburn has become more and more built up, the number of wooded acres within the city has dropped to almost nothing.

Recently, however, I discovered a trail near my house, on public property, where there is, in fact, an abundance of blackberry brambles. And, they are just now coming into season.

Yesterday I picked about 4 cups of berries.

I have come to learn that the berries that I am harvesting are probably "dewberries", not true blackberries. Fortunately, dewberries are just as edible (and to me, just as tasty) as the true blackberries you can by at the grocery store. If I ever own another black cat, I'm naming it "dewberry".


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