Several years ago there used to be almost traffic congestion on this little lane with the amount of Black Berry pickers, now it seems there is just us and a few of the campers. This year they are plentiful and so easy to pick here. I use them to make a Mrs Beaton recipe for seedless Blackberry and Apple Jam [ apples grown in the garden] which is wonderful on toast for breakfast it also makes great jam tarts that the grandchildren adore.
I had realized I was a hen missing and feared that Mr Fox had had her for dinner
3 weeks later Mrs Black hen re-appears at the chicken run with her babies.
There are 11 all looking good and now in a brood box to keep them safe.