We have a large mulberry tree in our back yard. It’s over 50 feet tall.
For the past week or so, around 6:00 each morning, I’ve been going out back, and gathering the berries that are on the tree. Tarp is laid on the ground, to catch fallen berries.
I also have long poles where I can whack the tree limbs, to bring down more mulberries. I gather the fallen mulberries into this 22 quart stock pot, daily.
Mulberries are washed outside and sorted, and the debris is placed into a separate bucket.
Once the mulberries are cleaned, they are placed in freezer bags and stored in the deep freezer. We regularly give our mulberries to others.
The entire procedure takes me about an hour to complete.
Naturally, my fingernails are stained… The berry juice residue looks a lot like dirt, but I promise you, it isn’t.
On my to do list, is dyeing yarn with mulberries. I’ll be curious to see how that turns out. Success or fail, I will post pictures on Celebrate Life.