Bramble picking, or: why I’m covered in nettle stings

It has been a glorious afternoon so young sir and I headed over to my parents house for a spot of bramble picking. (Brambles are also known as blackberries if you’re wondering!)

Unfortunately a certain young man got too excited by the prospect and promptly fell asleep once he left the house!

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Good for my mum and me though as we were able to keep everything we picked, instead of the usual pick one, eat four when our helper is awake!

I may have become a bit obsessed, getting just a little stuck in the bushes at one point! And it is definitely much easier to balance on one leg for better reach without a big ‘ol bump on my front. I just wish the brambles weren’t quite so spiky or quite so intertwined with the nettles. Note to self: remember gardening gloves next time!

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But still, I had lots of fun. I love picking wild food, I really wish I knew more about what else I could be collecting, I’m sure there must be so much right under my nose that I have no idea about.

Once our containers were full overflowing, our little assistant finally woke up so we had a walk along to say hello to the cows.

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But they were all lying down and didn’t want to come and say hi. So we wandered slowly, eating more brambles, and admiring the view.

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It’s such a lovely place to go for a walk, do you see the Forth Bridges in the background?

I do like a nice trip home 🙂 Especially when there’s nearly a kilo of fresh wild fruit involved!

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