Tasting Agarita Berries

I watched the red buds open into bright orange flowers. I watched those flowers give way to round green berries. I paid close attention to those green berries, waiting for them to turn red. However, as i waited many of them shriveled and went straight to black. I was confused as to what was happening. …

The Agaritas Bloom

Two years ago my family member notified me that these thorny things on my property are agarita berry bushes and that while painful to harvest they yield pretty tasty berries. I have wanted to investigate this ever since she said it but for the past two years we have had apocalyptic winter every time these …

The Sumac Harvest

This is the Sumac harvest. Unfortunately that’s all it is, a harvest. I’m a bit overwhelmed with life right now. Shortly before Christmas i tried to process the harvest. I spent hours picking berries off of branches until my fingers were raw and cut up. Pressing them against anything made them feel like there was …

A Miscellaneous Update

Though things are rather uncertain at the moment, Sili and Cashew are unaware and living their best life on the land. They are operating business as usual while i stress and fret over work and school and sometimes that’s very helpful. i cancelled our subscription to the fedex food delivery service. The price for foods …

The Sumac Harvest

The sumac berries ripened in mid August of 2019. This year they waited until September 7th to turn shiny and bright red. Unfortunately i didn’t notice them until minutes before sundown so they would have to be harvested on September 8th, when i had light to see the berry clusters i would be cutting. Knowing …

Gathering Day

I came home one day with the intention of collecting the acorns from beneath the pin oaks. As soon as i was out there with my bucket i realized the female cedar trees had berries on them. I had paid a hefty sum of money at one point to buy cedar berries for my natural …

The Sumac Harvest

The berries ripened while i was on my week-long trip out of state. They weren’t red yet when i left and they were almost brown when i came back. For maximum sour flavor i should have picked the berries when they were bright red because when the berries turn brown the flavor is gone. I …