So yesterday I talked about getting free horse manure, and having a fun time. Right? Yes! Today I'll share my dirty little secret. A blackberry patch. I pick about 5 gallons of blackberries a year for free.
Yep if I did the math right I save $2560 per year just by picking blackberries. $8 per pint, 2 pints to a quart, 4 quarts to a gallon and I pick about 5 gallons per year. Whats the secret? I asked to go pick them. What to the owners get in return? A jar out of every batch of blackberries I can. So far this year they have received a jar of Blackberry Pie Filling, a jar of Blackberry Jam and a jar of Blackberry Jelly. How did I find it? Someone asked, on facebook in a community group, if anyone had any blackberries to pick. I followed the conversation and asked if I could pick as well. I have since become friends with the owners of the blackberry patch. We helped clean up and destroy their house when it caught on fire. I have helped them make cute kitchen towels for their new kitchen. Its a wonderful relationship. Today's lesson: Ask! The worst you could hear is no. The best answer yes, and you make new friends.
Blackberry Jam from free blackberries.
Tomorrow? Another freebie you wouldn't expect.