I have been enjoying a little mullberry break during my morning runs on Dubuque County’s Heritage Trail.
I am sure that picking fruit from a state park is frowned upon, if not illegal, so I decided to search the woods near my home for berries.
I was so pleased with what I found!
In addition to several mullberry bushes, I found many blackberry vines. I picked and picked, enjoying the little “plunk” in the bottom of my bucket. My bucket soon quit “plunking” because I covered the bottom.
I learned about mulberries from working at Living History Farms. They grew along the trail from where I parked my car to the 1850 Pioneer Farm where I worked.
In the next few days I will be teaching myself how to make jam.
I am a sweaty, bloody mess and I couldn’t be happier!