I’ve discovered three mulberry trees in my new backyard. Two on one side dividing the property line and one dividing the other. I didn’t realize it was a mulberry until the berries developed.
Having a hunch this was mulberry, before I ate, I armed myself with a field guide to edible plants. Confirming, I partook in the most delicious free berries provided by my loving Father.
Please always double and triple check that the berries in the wild are safe before eating. Check leaf pattern too and do not rely solely on the look of the berry.
Anyway as I was eating my step daughter came out and was appalled. Flailing her arms and running towards me she screeched, “What the heck are you doing?!?”
I responded, “I’m eating mulberries. Look they’re safe.”
Then I showed her proof in the field guide.
In disgust she said, “I would NEVER! EWW. GROSS!”
Showing her PROOF AGAIN, I could not change her mind.
Then my neighbor came out and overheard our conversation and responded, “Oh we eat them all the time.”
Step-daughter pipes up, “Oh really? Cool!”
And begins to scarf them down.
I laughed because I have proof, but she believed practically a STRANGER.
Ha ha ha! Oh well, I’m thankful my neighbor came out and we were able to introduce this gem to the next generation!