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Jun252009

« harvesting mulberries »

The raccoon mother and her babies climb up and eat them (after dark). The birds sit in the branches and yank them. (The cardinal and his wife share quite cozily.)

We just lay out a sheet and wait for them to fall. Plop, plop, plop.

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Oh, I'm envious! Mostly we just get mulberries in the form of purplish bird poop on our car (hope it's okay to say poop in your comment box)!!!

(I'm drooling over that sunroom-looking feature on your house in that photo -- lovely!)

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

poop is completely acceptable here — it’s natural and organic, after all! ;^)

that is actually my barn and the sunroom-looking feature is the greenhouse alongside! :D

June 25, 2009 | Registered CommenterLori

Okay... barn with greenhouse...! I knew I wanted to come live with you! :)

What do you make with the mulberries?

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I don't think I could wait...I'd be climbing the tree and shaking the branches.

Such a lovely greenhouse!

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichele

dawn, we don't make anything with them yet -- we just realized this year that they were good for snacking. (there's a bit of a local snobbery about mulberries.)

i have recipes to make jam, but so far we've just eaten them al fresco!

thank you, richele! :^)

July 4, 2009 | Registered CommenterLori

We have a 50-foot mulberry tree in our backyard. Huge! We just moved here last February, so it is our first season with this tree.

We were wondering how to harvest them, so thank you for your simple idea about the sheet on the ground.

What do you mean about "local snobbery about the mulberries". Do the locals appreciate them or look down on them as a nuisance?

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMockingbird

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