I was out taking pictures around the yard, as I like to do on a Saturday morning, when I came across this bush that was just dripping in ripe saskatoon berries. I had noticed a few of the other smaller bushes around our acreage had quite a few plump berries on them, more so than in previous years.
This bush was just covered in berries though, and I'd never noticed it before. I think that's because I never used to go over to this part of our property much, since all that was there was a brush pile. But now the Big Garden's over there, and I go there pretty much every day. The berries from the other bushes were enough to sprinkle on a dish of vanilla ice cream, but this abundant amount of berries is enough to make muffins or cobbler!
It is quite a nice feeling to go out to the yard and pick an assortment of edible things. Yesterday I scrabbled a few nice potatoes from under the potato plants, along with a few nice sized carrots, a large handful of beans, and a few cherry tomatoes. That, and a few more sage, yarrow and bergamot leaves gave me the makings of a really good, mostly local dinner, beverage included!
It's amazing what the land will provide, when you give it a chance. I wonder what else is out there, that I haven't discovered yet.
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