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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:36 PM
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DU Jam Sessions?



We could get all the DU'rs to make jam in their cities that they live in..
:woohoo: :woohoo:

:hi:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:12 PM
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1. Anybody know where I can get fresh blackberries?
I mean like smack-your-ass-when-you're-not-looking fresh. None of the kind you get in supermarkets.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:57 PM
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2. We grow blackberries here.
And I make jam and jelly every year. I also make jelly from plums, peaches and pear butter.

Sometimes the grey foxes get to the blackberries, but you cant get mad at them.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:19 PM
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4. We used to have blackberry and rasberry bushes behind our old house when I lived up here as a kid.
Every year we'd spend a day out picking them, and we'd have homemade rasberry and blackberry pie for the next couple days. :)
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:38 PM
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5. Luckily we have thornless blackberrys
when I was a kid we had blackberrys, but they had thorns.

We picked at least a bushel a day, but we were covered in scratches.

Although raspberrys do not do well in Texas, we do have some here, but never enough to make jam, only enough to eat.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:44 PM
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6. These were well worth the scratches.
:) We didn't have a whole lot, hence only picking them once a year. Just a few bushes bordering the woods behind our house. But goddamn they were tasty.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:54 PM
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7. When I was a kid, I dont think thornless blackberries even existed
we had three rows (probably 20 yards long each) of blackberries, that came back every year with a vengeance.

We had so many blackberries, that we made cobblers, pies, jelly and preserves and still delivered baskets to our neighbors and relatives.

I did very well in school. My principal and superintendant lived across the street from us, and I had to carry over the baskets of fruits and vegetables to them every few days.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:59 PM
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9. I'm a bit jealous.
:)

I've always loved blackberries. I'm hoping to find some way to use 'em in my brewing at some point. Maybe that'll be a good addition to my spring mead.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:00 AM
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10. Blackberry mead sounds delicious.
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 12:00 AM by Imagine In Texas
yummy. Let me know if you need some blackberries.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:02 AM
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11. Now that I've moved back to the area where I grew up, I should be able to find some somewhere.
:)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:59 PM
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3. I can.
I can't garden to save my life, but stuff is real cheap at the farmer's markets here in late summer, so I put stuff up that way.
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Thurston Howell III Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:58 PM
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8. Does nose jam or toe jam count?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:59 PM by Thurston Howell III
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:14 AM
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12. COSTCO....
I wish they carried Rasberry Jam...
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