Fruity update

Our berry bushes have officially shuttered for the season. No more blackberries, raspberries or blueberries unless we buy them from a store or stand. And that means it’s time to pilfer the neighbors’ garden!

In addition to growing veggies and flowers, Chet & Paula have a big, bushy tangle of blackberry vines that are bursting with plump berries. Our only competition for them is the birds, who have a knack for plucking the ripest, fattest fruit.

Fortunately I nabbed a few, still warm from the sun

And just about the time that the blackberries have ceased production, our grapes will be ready for harvest. Anyone for grape jelly?