Raspberries and Robins
Raspberry picking can be tricky because of the little thorns on the stems. Despite this I enjoy picking raspberries. The sweet scent and taste of them makes up for this. It is also easier than picking strawberries, because you don’t have to go down on your knees and your back does not get so sore from bending over.
The raspberry season is not long enough; I love eating raspberries and cream. Our patch is getting old and it does not produce as much anymore. No raspberry jam, or any raspberries for the freezer. Come to think of it, it has been a few years since I made jam of any kind. Maybe I can find some cranberries and will make jelly this year that would be nice! Also weeds, grass and maple trees are starting to take over our raspberry patch. I will have to try to figure out where we can start a new patch. At this moment I haven’t found the right spot yet.
Critters for company
The dogs often keep me company, and it is fun to see them sniffing at the berries, but so far I haven’t seen any of them eat raspberries yet. It’s a good thing too, I don’t want to share with them! Often I will find a small birds nest hidden amongst the leaves. They must be smart little critters to build a nest right there, nicely camouflaged and with food only inches away! Not sure which birds build such intricate little nests, don’t think they are robins, this little nest just does not seem big enough.
What about Robins
We used to have robins building a nest on the beam under the veranda, for several years in a row and it was always fun to see the eggs hatch and the mama and papa robin doing their best to keep the little hungry mouths fed. They are clean birds, not like sparrows who leave their evidence of being here where ever they feel like. Those nests are like rag dolls, messy and not strong-looking at all, put together on a whim it seems.
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