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Post Re: Blackberries!
no no, cai- you tether the goat just out of reach of the blackberries. Then they're guaranteed to eat them :D


Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:57 pm
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Post Re: Blackberries!
We've read the same, apparently goats love the new green shoots.

You are all quite welcome to them. There are always plenty around, and the birds actually get to them in a lot of cases...Cai you will be handy as a lot of the good ones I can't reach...the bushes are quite high. The sweetness often depends on where the bush is located, the ones near the dam are the best. I think how much rain we've had really makes a difference to the taste of the berries....fingures crossed we get a bumper crop like we did the first year we were there....last year as it was so dry, not quite as good as I had hope.

Have you seen the recipe for the Blackberry Wine in one of Hugh book....I would love to have enough to try it :)

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Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:49 pm
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Post Re: Blackberries!
Last season we picked around 30kg of wild blackberries from the catchment areas around the Brindabellas. the creeklines are the best places, so much plumper and juicier.
It pays to have a word to the Forestry fellas, and the rangers, they are only too willing to head you in the right direction. The more we pick the less the birds eat and spread...
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:43 pm
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Yep good advice :), the other brilliant spot to pick blackberries is to grab a canoe and head down the Shoalhaven river with buckets, the upper reaches near Braidwood are covered in blackberries and you can just tie up and fill your buckets. Plus you get to spend a nice day canoeing and spotting the wildlife playing :)

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