Selling Points


| 5/29/2014 7:37:00 AM


Amanda KempAs we begin to move the Freehold to another location, I look around at all the homestead positives. Of course, the population at large has no interest in these things. The large raspberry patch that I started from six plants that a friend gave me is considered unsightly, though I think it beautiful, especially laden with fruit, glittering precious gems.

raspberry canes along the fence line

The mulberry trees give a veritable shower of berries every year. They are incredibly sweet and easy to harvest. Just put sheets on the ground and wait for the berries to fall. Mulberry syrup over whole wheat pancakes is one of the finer delights in life.

mulberries

Honeysuckle weaves its way through the hedge and the fencing. Not only are the flowers a delight for children to pull out the “honey,” the flowers can be steeped in hot water, making a tea that can be used for making jelly or sore throat syrup.



honeysuckle