It's feeling very fall-like these days - our mornings crisp, the shadows elongated and days shorter. Surprising to some our heirloom raspberry bushes keep on producing usually until the first frost. We have had a bumper crop this year with pounds of red and goldens. We welcome you to come out to enjoy the weather and our berries by doing some u-picking.
In honor of this delicious berry, I was contemplating posting various recipes, but came across this lovely note on the symbolism of this special berry from The Telegraph
"In some kinds of Christian art, the raspberry is the symbol for kindness. The red juice was thought of as the blood running through the heart, where kindness originates.
In the Philippines, if you hang a raspberry cane from the outside of your house, evil spirits are supposed to be deterred.
In Germany, too, raspberry canes would be tied to the horse's body in the belief that it would calm them down. So much power in one gentle cane!"