Those berries......yumMy week in pictures:
A shy visitor:
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A future watermelon: View attachment 11500
A female Eastern Dobson Fly: View attachment 11502
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Enough to share:
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Summer beauty:View attachment 11506
A baby watermelon:View attachment 11507
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A Wisconsin dawn:
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Me too... Just a word of caution though, pin worms love both black and rasp berries. I learned the hard way that eating them right off the plant is a very bad thing. I had a horrible infestation of intestine pin worms over the winter. I'm a stubrbon old (blank) and don't go to the doctor unless I absolutely have to. However I found eating a tblsp of raw garlic twice a day for two weeks, killed off the pin worms. It took me a while to figure out why I was plugged up and couldn't go no matter what. After raw garlic self treatment. I'm fine now but I was in bad shape for months.
Years and years I eat them off the bushes, never had a problem until last year. I told my doctor about it and he said its very common. I don't know if just washing the berries will kill the worms and eggs or not but cooking them I suspect would be a sure kill. My takeaway from all this was, I need to eat garlic every so often. So i've added raw garlic to my diet and eat it at least once a week. Garlic has lots of health benefits anyways.Thanks @CrealCritter , way to remove the fun of fresh fruits.
Seriously, thanks for the warming. Is a rinse in clean water good enough to get rid of the worms and their eggs? or am I destined to never eat an uncooked raspberry again in my life? On the bright side, I guess that would mean more canned raspberry sauce for cake and ice cream.
I have found worms in the raspberries when I pick them, which is why I always check thoroughly before eating them fresh off the plant. Seriously, I have broken them into tiny little pieces inorder to make sure there were no worms in them. Never knew what the worms were or if they were dangerous to eat or not, but the yuck factor made me be careful. I have found I have some OCD tendencies - turns out sometimes they are good.