I went wineberry picking a few weeks ago. These berries look a lot like raspberries but they're actually an invasive species of plant! They are pretty delicious!! They have a sweeter flavor than raspberries, in my humble opinion anyway, and the outsides of the berries leave your fingers much stickier! Once the berries reach a deep red color they are ready to pick and enjoy. The redder they are, the riper they are.
The photo above is a wineberry pretty much at peak. Doesn't it make your mouth water?
There were also some ripe mayapples. I know basically every part of this plant is poisonous to humans except the fruit pulp which many people make jam from which I have yet to try. The leaves on these plants remind me of the tree star in The Land Before Time.
Alright, hopefully I have gotten myself back into the swing of things and you will all be seeing many more posts from me very soon. I am a little behind in my August planning, but I have been crafting a lot, so I'll have plenty to share!
If you have an Instagram, go ahead in click the Instagram icon at the top of this page! I'm 11 followers away from 100!! If I can reach 100 Instagram followers by this Saturday, August 8th, I'll be giving away a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card!!!