Berry Harvest

The last of the strawberries and the first of the serviceberries.

The berry harvest stretches over a long season. I started harvesting strawberries two weeks ago, and so far I’ve made four jars of jam and given berries to half the neighborhood. Then come the serviceberries, then the blueberries (I am cautiously optimistic that there will be a handful of blueberries this year), and then the […]

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May Day and the Berry Bash

Happy May Day! Traditionally, Beltane is a celebration of fertility, which makes sense, since the dandelions are reproducing with wild abandon in my garden even as we speak. I spent an entire day in the garden this weekend, taking advantage of the window of beautiful weather; it was immediately followed by yet another rainstorm. Good […]

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