September already!!! Guess what I need to get out there doing? Yep, raspberry picking! They are not as throney as most berries, but I still wear long sleeves because they lightly scratch you. After a hour, your skin is pretty annoyed and raw. The trick is to lift the branch of berries away from the rest and then pick, avoiding contact with the thorns of the other canes. The prize of ripe red raspberries is worth the sacrifice!