I remember, one summer after we bought the farm (ha!), looking quizzically at a tall, leafy tree laden with fruit and wondering what in the world it was. A berry tree? And one where the berries seemingly grow right out of the branches? Will wonders never cease? I discovered that it was a mulberry, and that those berries are very much edible!Continue reading “Kefir Madness: Mighty Mulberry”
Strangely, it snowed yesterday. That’s not unheard of for this time of year, but the accumulation was surprising. It’s a bit…disorienting…waking up to snow on the ground in spring.Continue reading “Around The Farm: (Late) Spring Snow Surprise”
There’s a black mulberry tree growing up against the barn, and under proper conditions, its fruit is deep purple – almost black – and divine: sweet and juicy, with less tartness than a blackberry. It’s a real challenge to get to those berries before the birds (and bugs) do. This year, while the tree is loaded with immature fruit, the berries aren’t plump – in fact, some are like raisins.