Harvested for Health

In August, we eagerly look for the elderberries to ripen.

hunting the berries in the overgrown backyard

hunting the berries in the overgrown backyard

If we are quick, we can harvest before the birds.

big harvest

big harvest

I made more than a gallon of Elderberry Syrup from last summer’s crop and gave some of it as gifts.  When we are running low on this tonic I go to my freezer for another 1/2 lb of berries and cook up a batch.

Sometimes I try a more medicinal taste, but the kids prefer it plain.

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When my kids came down with fevers recently, I knew it was time to make some more.

Here’s to the end of flu season!

One Comment on “Harvested for Health

  1. Thanks for sharing. I must try this, I’m on the look-out for these bushes!

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