Here we go 'round the mulberry bush ...

Do you remember that childhood song?
The first stanza was ~
Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning.

Well, I'm not too sure about Mulberry Bushes, but we have Mulberry Trees.

So the question arises ... If you live in the country ... or even if you live in  town~
Do you teach your children what is safe to eat?

A few weeks back I overheard my grandson ask my husband if they could take a bike ride to the end of the road to eat berries. I just smiled. My daughter would have cringed. BUT, she was raised the same way. At the time we lived in a large town (suburb) outside Chicago. Down the block and around the corner from our house was a house that had a Mulberry Tree. When the berries were ripe and I could not see my children anywhere ... I knew where to look.

My children and grandchild have been taught what wild raspberries and strawberries look like. They have been taught what to look for when picking Mulberries. Tomorrow when my grandchildren are here, I'm sure the bowls will go out and you will find them ( and the dogs) enjoying a sweet summer treat.

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