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Wild Berries

2 May

I noticed these berries growing on the edge of a field today, so I picked some and gave them a try.

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When I was growing up we called these berries Dew Berries. We would wade into the weeds on the road sides and ditch banks to pick a batch to take home. We always got covered in chiggers and ticks, but we didn’t seem to mind. These berries tasted just like I remembered them from my childhood. They are plump and juicy and not sweet. We would put them in a bowl with cream and cover them with granulated sugar. Each spoonful we ate would have so much sugar the berries would crunch as we ate them. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? Yeah, not so much to me either, I guess you have to be a kid to appreciate that delicacy. I plan on having several different kinds of berries on our homestead. I have enough room I can space them out in different locations and sort of naturalize the landscape with them. I saw some white raspberries in a catalog, anyone ever grow them? I will use them for making jams and jellies, and maybe even some home-made wine. I sound more and more like an old hippie every day don’t I ?