It's summer and it's time for berries. Around our property I always look forward to picking the black raspberries. This is the second time I've picked berries this year and unfortunately we don't have as many as last year. But you just have to know where to look for them because they are there, hidden at the edge of the woods, and along our driveway.
However Sheba always seems to be able to find them. She and the other dogs, really enjoy them and will eat them right off the bushes. I actually like to have the dogs with me when I pick berries. When I picked them as a kid, I wasn’t really worried about snakes and I never wore protective clothing. But age has made me more than a little paranoid about snakes, so now when I pick berries, I wear socks, long pants, long sleeves and let the dogs go ahead of me to scare off anything that may be under the brush.
Todd, who I've no doubt would be great at scaring anything in the bushes away, watched from the front porch.
As you know berry picking can be a lot of work, even for the dogs and Sheba became pretty hot and tired. I was glad when she took a break and watched me from the shade.