Friday, July 1, 2011

collecting the fruits of the mulberry tree

Today I had the most wonderful fortune of collecting mulberries from the trees and bushes around our neighborhood. It is somewhat tasking to collect them by simply "picking", since they tend to detach from their branches and fall to the ground, so I shook the branches and let them fall onto a broken down cardboard box. In this way, I was able to gather around two quarts of berries--the perfect amount to crush and, with a little honey and lemon juice, make them into mulberry jam.

For those of you who may be interested in making mulberry jam, I will post a recipe later.

Today was my final day of healing from strep throat and some mild bronchitis. I am glad that I was able to spend the day collecting food for later on in the year!

2 comments:

Jen said...

how'd that jam turn out?

TW said...

haha oh my! it never got made! exactly ONE day after i picked the fruits, they were molding! so, before their season is finished, i will collect them once more and in the same day make jam with them. :) good to see you here! update your blog!!

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