Blackberries. Thorns. Cobbler. I Accept.

Today my wife and I went out to the lower meadow to pick blackberries with thorns. About 20 minutes later, we made a fresh blackberry cobbler, and I wrote this poem about the experience:

Blackberries Have Thorns. So What? Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

It reminds me of the time I visited a rose garden in Freiburg, in the southwest corner of Germany, just south of the Black Forest. The sign in the rosegarden said, loosely translated, “Don’t be sad that the roses have thorns. Instead, be much more happy that the thorns have roses!” Instead of complaining about the heat and humidity after a late afternoon Georgia summer rain, or the thorns that scratched my arms and hands, I’m just going to enjoy the incredible cooking prowress of my wife, AND the fantastic abundance of FREE wild fruit on my property.

What some may call nuisance bushes, weeds, and an annoyance, I call a beautiful treat and a blessing.

I would write more about it, BUT my wife insists it is one of the best she’s ever made … so I’m going to go get some! Her impression?

UPDATE: Yes it was good. REALLY really good! She made it with half sugar, half Stevia. I’m honestly NOT a big fan of stevia, but the cobbler was never-the-less AMAZING!! Especially ala mode!Wild blackberry cobbler, no thorns, ala mode, NW Georgia, July 2018, Nature's Guys

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David Kuhns

Dave Kuhns is originally a quasi-city boy from suburban Milwaukee, but he spent weekends and summers in nature on Lake Winneconne in central Wisconsin. After raising his kids in a Seattle suburb, he moved to a small town in central Utah. He figured he’d buy some rural property there, or back in the Badger State.

Then he fell in love. Through a series of amazing events, he bought a rural property (a few acres) across the creek from the Chickamauga National Military Park (Civil War battlefield). There, he and his new wife are putting into reality the conservation, gardening and land management practices he learned from his grandmother, his forest ranger Dad, his little brother, and his own surburban experience.