Picking black raspberries gives you a deep appreciation for the ability to grab a pint off the shelf and simply pay for your juicy purchase. The bushes are covered in tiny thorns which do their best to stop curious hands from reaching in and plucking the prized, plump berries. As the pints fill, our arms and hands were covered with scratches but we just couldn't stop.
At the end of our day, I had to ask my kids the big question: Chuck E. Cheese or berry picking? Two out for three kids chose the latter...making mama proud. :-)