Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @12:15:01 PM
Mmmmmm I love fresh picked Blackberries. Used to be a bunch of them in the field behind my grandparents house along the fencerows. Wild Grapes and PawPaw's also.......
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @1:13:59 PM
It's just starting...the yummy season!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @3:49:03 PM
ohhh all the berries....and the jelly....do you ever make homemade wine?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @5:26:14 PM
No, we don't drink at all. I make jelly though, from all kinds of berries and from a few flowers...dandelions, violets, etc.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @5:26:55 PM
Plus apple butter, apple jelly, peach butter, peach jelly, etc.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @7:36:31 AM
Ohh I LOVE Apple Butter!!! I've already told you about my granny's 5 minute lard fried Apple fritters that she'd make in a jiffy with fresh Crab Apples........ohhh so good. I love Peaches too. My grandparents have a peach tree out back by the clothes line.....and they had a Chestnut tree too but it would grow and die, grow and die, grow and die....never got very big.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @9:33:12 AM
Was it native chestnut? I heard old people say the Americam chestnut blight is what made the black bears a nuisance. They always told that when the chestnuts were all over, the Bears ate them plus the other types mast and had enough sweet to keep them happy and staying put in the hills. Once the chestnuts died off, the Bears had only bitter mast, acorn, etc., nothing sweet enough and that started them coming to towns looking for sweeter things from garbage, people, etc. before that you didn't see bears roaming around where people were, from the stories I've heard. I knew people who had Chinese chestnut trees, but they always said as they roasted them that they were a poor, starchy substitute for what was once abundant here. I've only had the Chinese ones...I think our American ones were wiped out before I was born, or shortly after.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @9:40:46 AM
I'm not sure what kind it was, but it never did really good.....Just a Chestnut tree....they tried to raise it and had a heck of a time...
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