I knew my evening would start great once I read Hiphophippie's post .... a drink made of blackberries and mint...two things I have growing in my own backyard.
I started growing blackberries years ago when my family would be called "intact" by some...When my girls were younger I did ALOT more things that are actually who I am. I grew a small garden, planted a blackberry push, lots of herbs and canned my tomatoes, which of course my grandma taught me to do. I tried my best to do things as natural as possible. Sometimes I wonder how I did it with 3 small girls 3 1/2 years apart. But--I did and kinda reveled in it. Honestly--it was the most exhausting wonderful period of my ALMOST 38 YEARS.
Now, years later my girls spend alot of their weekends with their dad--who also tries to keep it as natural as possible. I'm glad we planted this blackberry bush...the one bringing me such happy memories (or is it the bourbon) and that this home maintains. I'm fortunate I've got this kick ass porch--where when it's stankin and my house is without central air , I can sit and relax. Thanks to my BFF Tammie and other great porch friends. And tonight...that's where I sit drinking my blackberry delight:)
"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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