I just had to share my sighting of the first blackberry ripening. Soon I will be sporting purple fingers and scratched up arms, proud battle scars of free fruit for my jelly. We allow these to mingle with our roses along our driveway. It makes it so easy to keep an eye on them and pick at just the right time. Maggie enjoys helping me pick and is my official taster as you will see when it is time to fill our buckets.