more progress if someone stopped eating all the fruits.
Above is a cluster of fruits forming on our one blackberry. The blackberry was here when we bought the place back in '92 and is the only one. However, what it lacks for in company it makes up in generous amounts of huge blackberries. Some years I can get a batch of jam out of my pickings. Most years I have to freeze the berries to add to the following year's harvest to make jam. The plant live right up against the south wall of the basement. I know it loves the heat from the masonry as well as it's pretty well protected against the prevailing winds. I'm a firm believer in the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." philosophy. Clearly, the plant likes where it is. So be it.supposed to be evenly spaced. Apparently the company who makes the tape and me have a dichotomy of opinion as to what that spacing should be - and that all the seeds need to sprout to make it so.
I hope that all of you have the time and opportunity to enjoy the gardens and plants about your homes. While I don't like to be outside at all in the hot midday sun, there's nothing like having a cup of coffee with Mother Nature in the cool of the morning we have here in the mountains, taking the time to appreciate all her labors.
...I guess I just need to do it using stealth tactics I learned in the military so those darned sheep don't hear me being quiet. For some reason they believe they should be fed before my first cup of coffee. How dare they! :)