Homemade jam from mulberries I picked in my backyard =] (1 Viewer)

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I've always eaten the mulberries growing on the trees around here (Kansas City, Kansas) and today I made some badass jam from them.

What are your favorite wild foods?
 

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Blackberries, not as plentiful as mulberries, but they are sweeter. Wild plums are nice, they look like giant cherries.
 
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I love mulberries, had a Mulberry tree back in OKC.
 

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The only problem is picking them! Sometimes I squish them (not a problem when making jam though) or I am too rough and I fling a branch.

The ones on the ground are sometimes tastier :) just gotta be careful to not get an old one or step on too many

Plus... mulberries STAIN!
 
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My old white pit used to roll around under the mulberry tree and come out looking like a tie-dye dog.
 

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I've never even heard of those! They sound mysterious

they're really good, especially if you make wine from them. not sure if they grow naturally in kansas, but i do know they grow pretty rampantly in louisiana and the general southeastern area of the country. blackberries too. never tried mulberries though. i'm in the kansas city area actually housed up for a bit with a job and such, where would i go to find mulberries?
 

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I live in kck and the trees are everywhere. Where have you been staying?

they're really good, especially if you make wine from them. not sure if they grow naturally in kansas, but i do know they grow pretty rampantly in louisiana and the general southeastern area of the country. blackberries too. never tried mulberries though. i'm in the kansas city area actually housed up for a bit with a job and such, where would i go to find mulberries?
 

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i just noticed that under my name it says "hungry for knowledge" . and as you may well know, "knowledge is power!" but "power corrupts" and "corruption is crime" and of course "crime doesn't pay" no wonder i am broke as fuck.
 

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Hmm... tomorrow I'm planning on taking the dogs to Hillsdale State Park so we can go swimming in the lake there and I'll take a look around there for some mulberries, now you've got me wanting to make some homemade jam too! :D

Also, Olathe is actually not that bad for travellers, I went through here in the summertime last year, cops don't really care as long as you're polite to them. I wouldn't recommend going through Overland Park to anybody though, they're pretty strict on anti pitbull laws. I guess what I'm trying to say is, travelling through the KC area, it's probably best to just stick to KC.
 

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i was in kc like 2 years ago, there were boarded up houses on every block! (at least it seemed like it) never seen so many empty houses anywhere else.
 

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