From Rural Free: A Farmwife's Alamanc of Country Living
Nobody needs to pity the farmwife, howver scratched and
bedraggled she may look, coming out of the blackberry patch.
She has got something more than blackberries from the time
out there. There is no better place than the blackberry
patch for that hour of solitude every farm woman craves now
This is probably one of the reasons why August is my
favorite time of the year, despite the heat. There are
times and places when I have an excuse to by outside, by
myself, to think my own thoughts and dream my own
dreams. Those are rare and special moments, even for middle
aged women who live in small towns.