I went for a walk by the roadside this morning, and what did I find? Some tasty free food! 🙂
The road I walk on goes right by a stretch of suburban woods, and there are tons of berry bushes. Most berry bushes are edge species, which means they love semi-shaded spots on the borders of forests and streams. When the fruit starts ripening, they can be easily spotted from a few yards away. You just have to look out for the poison ivy, which is EVERYWHERE around here. There’s also a mulberry tree on the corner, which luckily has some branches low enough to pick the fruit from.
Here’s the morning’s haul! This pile is about 2/3 mulberries (the long ones) and 1/3 raspberries. I think it’s interesting that the plants are completely different species, yet the fruit ends up being exactly the same color! Nature is cool.
Annnnnd the aftermath…lol! Om nom nom
I’ll wait another day to ripen another batch, then go pickin’ again! 🙂