Spring Surprise – Blackberry Discovery
This is our first time to experience spring at Little Falls Farm. Daffodils bravely popped out of the ground in February. And the wild pear trees began blooming. There are even tiny wild purple violets scattered about.
During the winter months all growing things took their rest and our eyes were opened to so many new places on the farm. We discovered the Little Falls, new trails, caves(didn’t go in), and a random fence gate.
Today was the first mowing of the nature trail for 2017. While mowing we discovered what might be wild blackberries. The leaves fit the blackberry profile of alternating along the stem with each group of leaves consisting of 3–5 leaflets. The leaves are prickly and bright green, and are toothed along the edges. The branch is reddish with thorns.
We are excited to watch them blossom and hopefully produce an abundance of blackberries. Our dream is to become a pick-your-own farm someday with berries, herbs, and flowers. These wild blackberries might just be the beginning harvest! Maybe a blackberry festival is in the future or at least a yummy blackberry cobbler. We will keep you posted on the progress of our newly discovered vines.