When we moved here, the wooded part of our back yard was really overgrown and wild. However, in the back corner we were happy to find a small patch of wild raspberries, likely brought in by the deer. J cleared out around it and pruned the branches. The first year we probably only had a cup or so, but every year we've had more, and this year we had 5 or 6 large bowl fulls.
Although a little seedy, they were tasty. And we ate them all, or I should say we ate some and Ian ate all the rest. That boy likes his berries.
It took us a few days to convince him to try one, but we he did - watch out. Every time he saw one he would point and shriek. We're talking the kind of shriek that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You should have seen him the day I took him back to look at them on the vine. He looked absolutely delighted.
So one day last week while he was taking one of his hard to come by naps, I went out and picked him a bowl. As soon as he woke up I took him outside and let him sit in the grass and help himself. I'll have you know he ate every single berry. But what's funny about this video is towards the end you see him get distracted and look off to his left.
See? Well, this is what was distracting him.
IT WAS 3 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON FOR PETE'S SAKE!
That's my standard scare technique you hear me hollering - hoogedy boogedy!! J prefers to throw things at them, like shoes, frisbee golf discs, and brooms. We did apply the deer repellent this week, so hopefully it works.
Oh, and now that the wild raspberries are all gone I bought some of the ones from the grocery store and let me tell you that was a huge disappointment. Well, for me anyway. Ian isn't too picky about his berries. I think they kinda taste fake.