One idea I had for the blog was to update frequently with our farm adventures. We do so much on this farm (it goes far beyond tending cattle or selling meat or specific farm events) that I wanted to share some of the other ways we tend the land.
Yesterday, we all gathered around the “other pond” and picked dewberries. What is a dewberry you might ask? Well, dewberries are very similar to blackberries in their form and taste, but their growth is more ground-covering rather than an upright bush. As usual with most wild edibles, they are thought of as being a pesky, prickly weed when reality their leaves can be used for teas, and the berries are absolutely delicious and would be a great addition to any cobbler, pie, or jam recipe. See what you could be missing out on when you come across a trailing “weed” that summons your garden gloves? Absolute berry magnificence.
Unless, of course, Gilliam is with you and the berries are on her face rather than in the basket. Can’t say I wasn’t guilty of that either….