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    Default I found treasure in my backyard today!

    I live in a flat in San Francisco, which is a house that was basically converted into 2 separate apartments. When I moved in (about a month ago) my roommates mentioned in passing that they and the people living in the other flat never used the backyard and it was very unkempt.

    I finally got around to checking it out today(i'd never even seen it) and everything was badly overgrown, but I did find
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    Blackberry bushes!!!

    I love berries, and they can be a bit pricey so I was so excited to see those bushes full of ripe berries, and nobody else even goes into the backyard so they're all mine. I might also try my hand at gardening out there but it would be a big job so we'll see.

    Sorry for the long post, just had to share my excitement!

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    The hug was because "thanks" seemed a bit odd? CONGRATS! I love berries too and I would feel really psyched if I were in your shoes.

    Good for you!

    Judi

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    That's a fantastic find! Congratulations!

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    ~I was excited to find the same thing this year in my overgrown backyard. I'm happy for you!~

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    Now that is a treasue. I would love to have a place where I could grow blackberries and you are right about them being pricey. Congrats on your find and I don't blame you for not sharing.

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    Oooh, congrats! You are sooo lucky. Enjoy!




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    Jealousness!!!

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    wow! what a great find! the yard is all yours......and only yours!! think of the possibilities

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    Great find OBD......congrats!

    You can even try your hand at jam.....YUM.

    Had a cousin that lived in Santa Rosa and I used to go pick the wild berries that grew behind his house. They were wonderful!

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    i love love love blackberries and the one you buy in the stores are not as good as the wild ones lucky you for the blackberries and for living in san francisco

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    Sweet-gotta love free food.

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    WTG! Enjoy the berries!

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    I second the jealousy!!

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    Awesome!! Enjoy the berries. I know I would.

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    I have lots of them growing naturally in my neighborhood and yard - just delicious! I haven't cooked with them, I just eat them fresh. Maybe next year I'll cook some.

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