A couple of days ago I walked our recreational trail (a beautiful walk!) with a 5 gallon bucket looking for berries for the chickens. I found: (excuse my fuzzy pics!)
|...and I found some winterberries.|
These aren't the flavor winterberry, but that is what they are called here.
Chickens love them. (as do wild birds)
They also make a beautiful dried berry for holiday arrangements.
That's another post :-)
|The Virginia Creeper was a beautiful red everywhere.......|
Any berries I collect will be air dried in the garage and then just stored in a bucket. Highbush cranberries, winterberry, wild grapes, & rose hips, will all be dried for their winter buffet. A good field guide for your area is really needed if you decide to go foraging.....but you should do it just to see the happy chickens!
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