Baby Fruit Season in Shenandoah

We have a lot of little baby fruits growing around the place. I still have so much to learn about taking care of our babies, and with all of my priorities this year, I’m OK sharing them with the wildlife. I still manage to get a lot of black raspberries and quite a few grapes. […]

Black Raspberries – Wordless Wednesday

black raspberries

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

Wild Black Raspberries To Be – Wordless Wednesday

unripe black raspberries

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

Black Raspberries – Today’s Harvest

Today’s harvest is about three quarts of wild black raspberries (two are seen in the below picture).

The fruit are tiny compared to those gorgeous gems that are grown for market, but the taste is completely unique. The flavor of a sun-warmed black raspberry is somewhere between a raspberry and a blackberry — raspberry flavor […]

Wild Black Raspberries – Free Dessert

black raspberries

I’m enjoying homegrown berries for dessert!

The brambles that are growing around the yard have turned out some beautiful black raspberries. If you’re not familiar with black raspberries, the taste is unique, not at all, in my opinion, like the cultivated red raspberries I’ve eaten nor anything like wild blackberries. I’ve never […]