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Posted August 27, 2011 - 10:22 PM

Tis the time to pick elderberries here and since we don't need any for eating ( some in storage ) they are going for wine, The best place to find them is where I got two wagon loads of Girl Scouts stuck in the mud on a night tour . They thought it was planned !! Anyway the berries are playing out now but the memories are not. My daughter is somewhere near Norfolk Va or a designated place. The armed forces take care of their own . We ( me ) are not much concerned - Wife ,, well........ Sparky Daughter married to Navy guy

Edited by Sparky, August 27, 2011 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted August 27, 2011 - 11:59 PM

I'm sure she also remembers. If you can, save her a bunch or two.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:56 AM

Hmm, elderberry wine. Think I saw some of that on a shelf at a winery. Not any elderberry's around here I know of.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:59 AM

Sounds like you all had some fun while your daughter was growing up! I too will bet that she remembers it well! I'm sure that she's in a safe place for weathering the storm. On my 4 acres here, we have raspberries, Black berries (which only produce sparsely), Concord grapes, a ton of black walnuts, and one Elderberry bush. It seems that it doesn't produce a prolific amount to begin with and the birds are pretty good at picking it clean before I ever get to.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 08:33 AM

Oh man, you should use some & try Elderberry jelly! It is delicious! Almost out of it in the cellar storage, but the Elderberries aren't good enough this year to make more due to being so dry. Elderberry makes some super PB & J!

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:27 AM

Not done yet !! We always do something special with new crop !!

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 02:38 PM

I remember our elderberries from my youth. They are gone now. Mom used to make jam from them and it was great.




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