As most of you know, we use our elderberries a lot around here. It's the most popular tea among my family members, so I was really excited when I found and purchased a couple of plants this season.
I have heard that there are wild elderberries out here, but I'm still new to this foraging stuff, so I felt pretty foolish when my oldest dd came in this afternoon telling me she was pretty sure we had elderberries growing along our property line. Seriously. They are in full bloom and about 30 yards away from where I planted my elderberry plants. Don't laugh. I've never claimed to be a very observant person.
And I was just mourning the fact that I was going to have to wait a few seasons before my plants are big enough to produce an adequate amount of berries. I'm pretty sure I'll have more than I can even think of handling this year, they are EVERYWHERE.
Hubby's fig tree, his pride and joy, has produced a massive fig. I don't think this one will be "cannable". There's no way it would fit in a jar....