The mulberry trees have just finished fruiting and now the black berries are in full swing. Of course, there are a few thorns to negotiate but, hey..... it just makes the endeavor so much more enjoyable. Do remember that you should not consume any wild thing that is close to the roadside lest you ingest pollutants from automobiles.
Ah, but I digress. The mulberry is not only a lovely fruit but it has some medicinal properties as well. It is said to help diabetics as a dietary modulator. The new leaves make a wonderful cooked vegetable or a cold salad after poaching. The new leaves are forthcoming all spring and summer long so there is an abundance of this truly organic vegetable for those so inclined. In fact, middle-easterners stuff mulberry leaves like the Greeks stuff grape leaves and enjoy them year round. (As you can see, I am always thinking about ways to improve my organic supplies in an economical way).
While the heat has been a bit overwhelming at times that doesn't change the fact that there are always some plants able to thrive and survive. The amaranth is now up along with the curly dock. Definately two foods not to be missed!
As for things to do....
Wed. June 6 and 7 - Childrens walk at Kennesaw Mt. National Battlefield National Park. Starts at 10am and ends at 11:30am.
I'm sure there is a lot more to do in Georgia but we limit ourselves to the out of doors... things like fishing, foraging, hiking, birding.... Please let us know if you have an activity that you wish to list. Contact is: email@example.com