We may not be harvesting enough to make pies, but every day Frank and I collect a few handfuls of berries from the back garden: strawberries and mulberries in pretty much equal measure. Right now we’re getting about 100 grams of each daily and the quantity is only improving. Amazingly, so is the quality. These berries are sweeter, juicier and tastier than anything we can buy.
Not only do we get a nice harvest for dessert or an afternoon snack, we’re also doing a fair bit of grazing. I can’t think of a better way to start the day than to let the chickens out of their run and then to stand under the mulberry tree popping berries in my mouth. Frank learned the hard way not to drop a berry – the chooks are quick off the mark and they love berries of every description.