Saturday, June 25, 2011

Here We Go 'round The Mulberry Tree

A very very long time ago my Grandmother taught my sisters and I a song about the Mulberry Tree/Bush. For over 50 years I have, from time to time, remembered some of those lyrics and thought it would be cool someday to actually go 'round the Mulberry Bush with my grandchildren. About 7 years ago my wife and I purchased 25 Mulberry Tree seedlings. We planted them in various locations around our property and after a few years of no berries and losing all but 4 trees we discovered that it usually takes about 7 years for these trees to mature enough to produce fruit. This year all 4 remaining trees produced a bumper crop and all 4 of the trees had an abundance of patrons including us and our grandchildren. Beside us, the featured and furry critters had a feast for a few weeks. And we enjoyed watching them enjoy it.

"Here we go 'round The Mulberry Bush........"