The other day Jeanette and I did a bit of wild harvesting. I located a large field of wild blackberries while fishing and we decided to take advantage of what nature offered. So armed with several containers we set off to fill them. Blackberry bushes are quite hazardous if one is not prepared. The thorns can really inflict some damage to your skin, so long sleeves and long pants are a must. The berries are also fragile and can't be packed in to tight, the weight of the fruit will cause them to crush and you have blackberry juice.