This Just In (News Flash)

The first mulberries have begun to ripen. mmm Excuse me while I go glare at the mockingbirds trying to eat them all.

mmm mulberries
mulberries
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14 thoughts on “This Just In (News Flash)

  1. We had this mass of mulberry bushes growing along side the old shed in the first paddock when I was young. My sister and I as well as our friends would conduct an early version of paint ball using sling shots and mulberries – rather than the War of the Roses it was the War of the Mulberries. Needless to say our parents were NOT amused as they stain clothes [and skin] quite badly. So we used to keep a set of our old clothes in the shed and change when it was time for battle. It was a mixture of tiggy, hide and seek and paint ball [although we didn’t know about paint ball then of course].

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    1. Oh! I am laughing aloud imagining the fun. In my mind’s eye I kind of see that festival in India where they throw the paint.

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      1. Imagine a whole bunch of Aussie kids running around the paddock scaring the crap out of the horses as be pelted each other with Mulberries – it was a hoot.

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    1. They are sweet … a bit like a milder or watered down raspberry or blackberry. It does look like a bumper crop this year so I decided I will make some jam =)

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  2. I am following a Mulberry tree in the tree following meme and it has only just begun to get its leaves and there you are with fruit. And mocking birds? How exotic. I always thought that mocking birds were made up by Harper Lee and there you are with real live ones.

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    1. Since moving here and becoming acquainted with them I can only agree with her that to kill or even bother a mockingbird would be a most heinous crime.

      My tree is not nearly as old as yours. It was planted by the birds about 5 years ago. =) I call that area of my property the bird garden since they were the ones who created it.

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  3. Those berries are beauties. I don’t envy you competing with the mockingbirds. They are on the lookout 24/7 (and I’m not sure how picky they are about ripeness). Good luck!

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    1. heh The birds and the squirrels and everyone else who wanders through (including my neighbor’s kids!) are welcome to them really. I just want enough to make some muffins. hahaha

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