In my defense, and in the paraphrased words of Jillian Michaels,
I have thorn scratches and bug bites all over my arms and ankles, and I would not even describe myself as someone who particularly LIKES
I've given one batch to my parents, and I'm freezing my third batch as we speak. I remembered reading that the right way to freeze berries was to put them single-layer on a cookie sheet and freeze them, and THEN transfer them to a plastic baggie, so that's what I'm doing and I'm hoping I'm right, but I also don't really care because, as I mentioned, I don't particularly like
And for all you modern-day Mrs. Ingallses, I recommend having a few shots of liquor before you venture out a-pickin', because it makes all the stab-and-PULL assaults of thorns so much less bothersome.