Surprise Present

mulberry tree with berriesI have lived in this house, on this property, for a very long time. The longest I’ve lived anywhere by double.

And I like to think that I’m an observant person because I usually am.

But this totally slipped by me for who knows how long. Until a few days ago.

(Actually, it was Cait who noticed it while home because her two roommates contracted covid. But that’s another story.)

A MULBERRY TREE!! Bearing mulberries. Lots of them!

So, of course, I immediately went to what is the best way to harvest the mulberries. And tah dah!

mulberries on tarp      mulberries on sheet pan


And this is just the beginning. Mulberries ripen over time, so I will have more than I know what to do with. But that doesn’t worry me. These freeze well and I’m thinking I’ll try making some mulberry wine.

Oh. As for flavor, think somewhere in between a raspberry and a blackberry but mild.


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