I do love berries! I seem to have been born with an internal radar that leads me to them (my family will happily attest to this). However, I haven't really found any berries in the wild since we returned from Scotland. But, this summer is different. Our lovely woods has some possibilities!
Last night I suggested we take a family walk, to the woods. Hmmmm....yes, well, to check the progress on the berries.
Sure enough, the mulberries were in. We all had one to taste. Yuk! I'm not sure what happened this year -- too much rain and not enough sun? Anyway, the mulberries tasted like rain water - no taste at all. We decided to leave them for the birds.
Next we checked the progress of what I think will be black rasberries. There seem to be quite a few bushes, and I'm just eager for that time when they'll all turn a lovely purple. Hopefully we'll get some before all the little wood creatures do away with all the rest!
And now I'm off to hit the town and a whole list of shops. Today's the day for the BIG shop for the weekend's festivities. The first family members arrive in today with more following in the next two days. There will be 35+ total! We can't wait to see everyone!