I thought it was taking a long time for the raspberries to ripen this year. I kept peeking out and peering through the rain to see if I could see a glimpse of pinkish-red through the foliage but I just couldn't see any. I could see plenty of green raspberries so I thought it must be lack of sunshine holding up the ripening process.
Yesterday there was a window of opportunity that didn't involve donning souwester and waders to go into the garden, so I took a closer look.
Turns out someone had been pilfering my raspberries! Where once raspberries were, there were only little green stalks remaining.
I would blame Misty but lack of opposing thumbs may have been too much of a hindrence. That leaves either small fingers or mini beasts. Yes there is a distinction. Mini beasts tend to leave a little bit behind. But small fingers are nimble and adept at hiding all the evidence. After adjusting my handbag in the style of Miss Marple, I determined that the raspberry juice in the corner of the wee ones mouth 'may' be sufficient evidence to prosecute. The only remaining ripe-ish raspberry has been left on the bush in the hope that it will reach optimum juiciness so that I may sample at least one fruit of my labour.
That's if the mini beasts don't get it first.
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It's a "rude-berry"!ReplyDelete
The early bird gets the worm. The early worm gets Five Go Blogging's raspberries!ReplyDelete
the fruit of its loins!ReplyDelete
Safe me from the hungry kids!ReplyDelete
Who would have thunk it... a raspberry with a todger!ReplyDelete
Yum Yum! An icecream and a slice of cake next I think.ReplyDelete
... and finally on Saturaday the hungry caterpillar ate through one last really big fat juicy raspberry and then he had a stomachache (probably brought on by theft induced guilt as much as by over-eating)and then he turned into a beautiful caterpillar, so maybe it was worth losing a raspberry for in the end. Or maybe you should put a net over them!ReplyDelete
I cannot lie. They were berry berry nice.ReplyDelete
This new house of mine is berry nice.ReplyDelete
The cheeky worm blew a raspberry!ReplyDelete
Protein and fruit in one portion! All we need now is a potato with a maggot and we've got dinnr!ReplyDelete
There's a ghost of a chance this berry will still be here tomorrowReplyDelete
this looks like a good place to set up home!ReplyDelete
Is it safe to come out yet? xReplyDelete