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Started by carterbrandon on Aug 28, 2021 12:42:26 PM
Blackberry dilemma

It's an AIBU kind of thing...

carterbrandon - 28 Aug 2021 12:47:01 (#1 of 31)

There are loads of blackberries hanging over the high fence of the neglected garden opposite. You see passers by picking the lower ones, and I'd also like a pieful, without hogging them. I could get my stepladder and take just the higher ones, but that would look like ostentatious premeditated scrumping in full view of all my neighbours. But on the other hand, I'd be leaving the low ones free for everyone else.

tasselhoff - 28 Aug 2021 12:47:43 (#2 of 31)

Just do it

wickeltisch - 28 Aug 2021 12:50:18 (#3 of 31)

You could do it at night.

But of course it would make you look even more suspicious.

cozzer - 28 Aug 2021 12:51:22 (#4 of 31)

I thought this going to be about portable telephones/organisers.

mingmong - 28 Aug 2021 12:53:10 (#5 of 31)

do it in disguise (e.g. as the Grim Reaper)

wickeltisch - 28 Aug 2021 12:56:23 (#6 of 31)

As the Grim Reaper you could use your sickle to cut off the top branches and take them inside.

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Shadrack22 - 28 Aug 2021 13:01:32 (#8 of 31)

Blackberry dilemma

Unsuccessful follow up to Raspberry Beret.

helbel - 28 Aug 2021 13:02:07 (#9 of 31)

Go do it. You’re saving the neglected garden from even more brambles. Leave some for the birds though.

GrrrIbdis - 28 Aug 2021 13:02:16 (#10 of 31)

Just get up early. There'll be more ripening low down every day. Or go round to the front door, offer to wield your ladder and get a whole lot, then share the fruit with the owner, or take them a pie!

spartak - 28 Aug 2021 13:25:16 (#11 of 31)

That’s a good plan. They may have more fruit and vegetables you could help them harvest and share.

phantlers - 28 Aug 2021 12:39:40 (#12 of 31)

There are a few houses down the lane from here that must have extensive gardens for every year tables and baskets of fruit appear with a handwritten notice for passers by to 'please help (your)themself'.

Very civilised.

wickeltisch - 28 Aug 2021 14:36:03 (#13 of 31)

Especially as they had all the work in harvesting. It's very generous that they share.

dreams99 - 28 Aug 2021 14:38:28 (#14 of 31)

I'm getting a huge blackberry harvest, 100 of them every other day, far more than we can eat. Take them, otherwise they'll just rot on the bush.

pmcblonde - 28 Aug 2021 15:27:20 (#15 of 31)

Leave some for the birds thiugh

OldLefty - 28 Aug 2021 15:31:50 (#16 of 31)

We've just had our first harvest, just as we're just getting to the end of last year's.

OldLefty - 28 Aug 2021 15:32:35 (#17 of 31)

And the birds can get stuffed. They do very well out of us for bread etc.

wickeltisch - 28 Aug 2021 15:46:37 (#18 of 31)

I've read bread is not good for birds. I don't know why, salt in bread?

OldLefty - 28 Aug 2021 15:47:38 (#19 of 31)

They get other leftovers too.

Electro2 - 28 Aug 2021 14:47:57 (#20 of 31)

RSPB says Bread does not contain the necessary protein and fat birds need from their diet, and so it can act as an empty filler. ... Dry chunks of bread will choke baby birds, and a chick on a diet of bread may not develop into a healthy fledgling.

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