We quickly learned about the mess our lovely shade trees give off! Patio stained; purple bird poop everywhere; and berries littering the yard. Instead of focusing on those rather glaring negatives, I wanted to make something fun out of it. So, we looked up how to harvest them and what recipes we could make with them. I’d never had a mulberry before and they’re not bad. We quickly discovered that our dog loves them and so does Big Brother!
The harvesting method is a bit unusual–put down a large tarp or sheet and then shake the tree, collecting whatever falls down.
Our first harvest yielded a cup or two (not counting whatever Big Brother ate off the sheet).