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A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

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This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about Continue reading...

The unBerry Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival

Written by: Christine
May 8, 2017

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The Harvest For those of you who are already tracking the “Berry Barometer” on this year’s Festival Page, you know that the warm, dry winter and the late frost crashed our berry harvest. Last year, we harvested 200 gallons, this year we’ll only have 5-6. You can catch up on the videos through our YouTube Continue reading...

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival 2017

Written by: Christine
April 24, 2017

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mayhaw Trees to be producing berries! But are they? There was a late frost just as the trees came out of dormancy, and this winter was too warm and dry. So we are checking them every day to see what the harvest might be like. For Continue reading...

The Life of a Mayhaw Pond

Written by: Christine
September 15, 2016

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September 12, 2016 For those of you who were following the Berry Barometer leading up to our Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival last May, I thought an update would be in order. Especially since our natural Mayhaw Berry tree stand goes through such radical changes through the year. Here’s a recent video. The whole seasonal series Continue reading...

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Begins!

Written by: Christine
May 4, 2016

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The Mayhaw Berry Harvest has officially begun today. Fred has been out gathering some for almost a week now, but like an avalanche, the berries are ripening at an accelerated pace. We’ll all go out again later today and more often every day until the harvest is done. This is Christine writing, since Mom Bobbie Continue reading...

Blooms! Blooms! Blooms! On the Mayhaw Trees

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2016

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Unless there is an unusual weather phenomenon, it appears we will have a great crop of berries.  The Mayhaw trees began blooming earlier this month and now are covered in leaves. Fred went out to see how they were looking, however, it is too early to find berries. We will be checking each week. The Continue reading...

What’s happening with the Mayhaws?

Written by: Bobbie
March 7, 2016

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The Mayhaw Festival will be the second weekend in May. Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. The hayride will be running and all the newborn kids will be in the Petting Place. We will snuggle them up close so everyone can feed and pet them. About the harvest… well, we just don’t know yet. Continue reading...

Questions and (Few) Answers

Written by: Bobbie
May 5, 2015

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Mayhaws and Color Does the dark red jelly taste best? We have a large number of trees with variances in color from gold to deep burgundy. Color also depends on collecting at the beginning and at the end of their season. There are more green berries (which produce a natural pectin) in the beginning, of Continue reading...

Mayhaw Festival Plans

Written by: Bobbie
April 8, 2015

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The pond is full and the trees are covered with leaves. I just haven’t gone out to see how the berries are progressing. However, the weather has been great with no late season freezes so we are expecting a nice crop again this year. We are adding some interesting vendors this year. Something for the Continue reading...

Mark Your Calendar

Written by: Bobbie
February 26, 2015

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Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10 The 2015 Mayhaw Festival Watch How to make Mayhaw Jelly We will definitely be harvesting out of the water this year. I just hope some of those industrious folks that came to help last year will show up again. It was especially fun to have them and what Continue reading...