Monday, June 27, 2005

This is the best berry year of the four I have spent on Bowen Island. The long and easy early summer days have us wander the paths and roads for huckleberries and black raspberries. Yesterday we picked a litre of the red huckleberries and a quarter litre of precious black raspberries. Some of the huckleberry bushes are literally bent over with the fruit. I've never seen the like. I'm pick them as fast as I can, getting some in the freezer and just eating the rest by the spoonful. What a rare luxury.

The salal and blackberry bushes are showing huge potential right now too, and the first few salal berries are plump and sweet. Blackberries are also overburdened with fruit, and I'm looking forward to a jammy August.