Sara’s Blog: I Have Made Peace With Nature

I’ve been ranting about Mother Nature in my my last couple of blog posts, regarding damage done by trees toppled over during recent storms, but this time I want to say, “Kudos to you, Mother Nature.” Beginning last summer, I noticed some blackberry bushes growing in the wild on my property. I thought to myself, “You’ve got to be kidding . . . these are the berries that sell for $2.99 in tiny containers in grocery stores, and here they are just a few yards from my backdoor ready to enjoy for free!” The only price I pay is a few scratches on my hands from the thorns, plus having to douse myself in bug repellent to keep the mosquitoes from having me for lunch while I pick.

So thank you, Mother Nature. I guess we can still be friends.