What an amazing autumn day! The morning started out crisp with temp in the 40s, but quickly warmed to the high 60s. I chose to spend a portion of the day picking raspberries at Brambling Rows Berry Farm south of Brainerd (Minnesota) on St. Mathias Road. Perfect serenity... just the bees buzzzzing.
The owners provide pickers with an ice cream bucket to hold a quart container and a hook to attach the bucket's handle to a belt loop to free up both hands for more efficient picking. I wasn't concerned with efficiency and increased speed, though. I was there to lollygag in the warm sunshine and then enjoy the fruits of my labor upon my return home.