Friday, July 9, 2010

Your mother was a hamster...

and your father smelt of elderberries.
Thank you, Monty Python.
No, back to the original announcement...

We have elderberries!
This morning as V was driving me the few miles down the highway to the bus stop, I glanced into the wetlands that are the south end of our property. I saw something and mentioned to V "I wonder if those are elderberries?" He goes "HUH?"
So, this afternoon after work, we wandered down through the grass and mud to discover that, yes, we do have elderberries. Just a few, and only one bunch of flowers on it. But we will let it grow and spread. It is right on the stream bank in an area where we rarely go. I know they grow wild around here and have spotted them along the stream to the north on our neighbor's property (there is quite a stand so I may have to see how much fruit is there later ;) ) But I hadn't spotted any on our property, until today. Ok, maybe I'm a bit more excited than I need to be, but I've had elderberry jelly and it's pretty good! And anything that actually LIKES living in the wetlands that will produce food is welcome here.


  1. I don't think I've ever eaten elderberries. How do they compare to other berries? Finding wild (and tasty, edible) produce is exciting :-)

  2. I have never had them, either, but what a cool discovery!! I think some people make wine from them.


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