It’s the beginning of berry picking time. That means fresh, yummy berries always on hand for snacking, muffins, cobblers, etc.
Planting and tending doesn’t take alot for blueberries or blackberries but strawberries and raspberries are more tricky plus they have more pests/diseases.
Picking the berries means contending with the heat/humidity during the day or the mosquitoes in the mornings or evenings.
It also means the berries need to be picked every day, sometimes twice a day, and sometimes you can get away with every 2 days.
You must be vigilant to pick only ripe berries and not get stuck with thorns (blackberries & raspberries) or stung by a wasp or bee because bugs and birds love berries too!
The chickens love their fresh treats and eagerly crowd around hoping to be fed the overripe or partially bug-eaten berries too.
It’s work from beginning to end, but the rewards of farm fresh, pesticide-free berries are worth the work!