The Last Furlong

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The £160 blackberries


Mr Furlong and I have a constant battle with food. Not eating it – but STORING it. We haven’t got enough freezer space.

This summer, the blackberries here in our part of the UK have been wonderful. We have eaten them every day. And recently, we found a wonderful place full of them ready for picking. Blackberries are perfect Paleo food for Paleo people like us.

So we did. So now we have a huge glut. Trouble is, there are so many everywhere, that we will shortly turn blue from eating too many. We want to freeze them. But we struggle constantly with finding space to freeze anything at all.

So the day of our big pick, we came home and ordered a deep freeze for £160.

Expensive blackberries, wouldn’t you say?





Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

4 thoughts on “The £160 blackberries

  1. They look very similar to our mulberries. Are they the same?


    • No not at all – I DO miss mulberries. Blackberries are tarter – is that a word? – more tart – and with far less “blue dye”. And maybe more chewey/pippy. New words today all round! We also had excellent Raspberries this year – they are like a kind of blander Young-berry that I used to eat as a kid.


  2. Not at all! Think of all the use that new freezer will get (I just bought one too!)


    • Absolutely right! I have demanded one section all to myself. For my spring stinging nettles, frozen for eating through the winter, and for all the things I’d like to freeze and not waste- extra bone broth, leek soup overload, dog bones etc. Husband thinks those kinds of things are a pest. Now we are both happy! Thanks for your comment.

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