Of late I have been spending about 10 minutes each evening at a local Bramble patch, that in close to the road, picking enough for my supper. Lovely with yogurt, I'm too lazy to make a B& Apple Crumble for 1.
As I am comparatively well known locally there were a number of folk that stopped to pass the time and chat.
Many asked why I was bothering to pick them when I could buy them in the local Supermarket for £1.48 a punnet.
Others asked if the Lead on them didn't bother me or if the car fumes might have contaminated them.
I explained that they had forgotten that we took the lead out of petrol many years ago and anyway these bushes are regularly washed with the fresh Ayrshire rain, which probably left them with fewer chemicals on than any regular fruit that the Supermarket could produce, and last of all, that these were fresh with their whole Vitamin C content intact and totally organic.
Needles to say. I am still the only picker of this particular thicket. Unfortunately it's nearly finished.