It’s always obvious on my blog when I am (1) not quilting at all or (2) quilting on quilts for others because I have nothing quilt related to post. I will get this big quilt finished today so I can sew during Quiltathon tomorrow and Thursday.
Last week Chad came in with a berry he’d found on a tree in the back yard. Last year at this time, we hadn’t bought that lot behind us so we never went back there. He asked me if it was something we could eat and I didn’t know.
Sunday Vince came in all excited about the berries he’d found. I went out and looked at the tree and remembered that one of my grandma’s friends had a tree just like this and as kids, we would climb up in the tree and just sit there and eat berries til we couldn’t eat another one. Then we’d climb down the tree, face the wrath of mom or my grandma because our clothes were covered in berry juice, then go home and wait for the tummy ache to begin because we’d eaten way too many berries. I had to call my mom and dad yesterday to find out what kind of berries they are. I always called them huckleberries but I knew that was wrong but I never could remember the right name. They’re mulberries and our trees are just loaded with them.
This is part of what’s keeping the deer in my back yard. Chad went out and picked a few but then I explained to him that you put a sheet on the ground, shake the tree and then you have more than you can eat. He must’ve shaken the tree quite a bit because he came in with buckets of them.
I made a mulberry cobbler.
And we had cobbler and ice cream.
Yum! So, yesterday we had mulberries from the back yard and asparagus, even though it was one spear, from the back yard. Can’t actually say we’re living off the land but . . it’s a start! 🙂