Sunday, May 17, 2009
They're not actually currants yet. They're still little beautiful flowers. Our property is full of them. They're wild and they're scattered all over. They grow in hanging clusters that look a lot like gemstones, only juicier.
Given that they are all over the place, one would think that harvest time would keep me busy. Sadly, this is not the case. Not all of these bright red little beauties mature into an edible berry. Because they are so scattered, I don't do anything to help them or encourage them through the summer. They are completely on their own. I think the birds like them too. I usually gather a cup or two -- just enough to make a yummy sauce to pour over vanilla ice cream and homemade pound cake.
This next photo is interesting because I managed to capture one of last year's cranberries in the upper left corner. These too are scattered all over our property but are incredibly tart. My face gets all scrunched up when I eat them. It's not pretty.