All around the mulberry bush



As you might remember, we moved into our house about a year ago...  One of the funny things about first moving into a house (especially in early Spring like us before the leaves are out) is that you don't necessarily know what kinds of plants & trees you have on your property.  This past year it's been so great to watch the place bloom around us & to find out what everything is.  One of our favorite "mystery trees" that we saw when we first moved in turned out to be a mulberry tree!

{Mulberries}

And we love to eat them!!  (Things just taste better outside & especially when they're from your own yard, don't they?)  It's so relaxing to head outside at the end of the day & pick mulberries.  I love that we don't have to do anything at all to keep them alive (because my thumb is the blackest of blacks.)

{Christian's getting so big -will be 3 yrs old in July- and can reach the lower branches}


{yum! yum!}

...After we pick them we head to the backyard to the adirondack chairs to relax & enjoy the mulberries ... and forget about how messy our house is, the work that needs to be done, and the craziness of daily life etc.


They're not the cleanest of foods...

{Mulberry-stained hands, feet and face}

...But they sure make us happy...



Chores, work, messes and "things" will always be there... 
Think of what you can do with the people you love to take a quick break from it all.
Savor all the little moments you can.
simple      happy      beautiful      living.

xoxo,
lauren

29 comments:

My Yellow House said...

Oh, you lucky girl! There is nothing better than mulberrys with milk and sugar....we had several in our backyard growing up and some of my best childhood memories were with those bushes. :)
Looks like a great afternoon...pink fingers and all!

Laurie Jones said...

Very sweet post! Both of your babies are getting big fast! What a great memory you are making for your boys!!

pve design said...

my patio is being power washed, if only your little one was here, he could get cleaned up in a jiffy, but making messes is oh so much more fun!
pve

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

We have a mulberry tree too...although it has grown so tall that even my 6'2 son can't reach the bottom branch

Alicia Clinton said...

great post and great reminder...thanks Lauren!

Jennifer said...

okay there is one of these in my neighborhood and it puzzles me every time I take a walk (it's next to the road) because it looks like blackberries on a tree. DUH, would have never thought of mulberries!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Yum, we love to pick berries in a woods near us...and yes, completely messy!! Janell

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Oh my gosh! I think I have one in my backyard! (I know that sounds really blonde) We moved here just last fall and this spring then this tree is dropping berries by the buckets in our yard. I keep telling my kids to leave them alone cause they might make them sick:-) I think I'll have to go take another look at it. Thank you!!

Privet and Holly said...

Gosh, I was JUST reminiscing about our little Queen Anne Victorian and just NOW remembered our Mulberry Tree we had there! I especially remember how the birds LOVED that tree, too. Lovely pictures of your family.....sweet memories, too.
xx P&H

nkp said...

Yes! To everything.

Liz said...

Had to include a link to this post on my blog. Has nothing really to do with organic beauty, but did help me to re-organize my thoughts! Thanks!

Life in Rehab said...

I seriously want to nibble on those little toes. The ones in my house are all hairy now. Adorable post, it took me back 16 years in a flash.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Soooo adorable! Those are the best kind of moments in life.
xoxoTrina

Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks, Lauren. Needed this little reminder today.

Amy R said...

What a great memory - we had one in our yard growing up and it was one of the best parts about summer. :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

The same thing happened to us. We didn't know what half the plants were when we moved in because it was winter so it was like a fun surprise when they all started to bloom. The best so far have been the hydrangeas - they're everywhere!

Red Door Home said...

We plant cherry tomatos for this very reason. My kids love to go into teh garden and pick and eat them righr off the bush. Their friends even ask if they will get to go to the garden when they are hear visiting.

lisaroy said...

what a great post! It's so nice to take some time to enjoy those special moments! I've never tried Mulberries! : )

LindsB said...

That picture of your three boys is priceless- what a beautiful, mulberry stained, family you have!

Marija said...

Okay If I were you, and this was my family, I would want that picture of the three boys to be my screensaver, in a frame, on my phone, blown up on a wall....

Adorable. Terrific moment!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Just precious. So glad the weather is finally nice. Hope you are well.

Willow Decor said...

Those berries look so yummy and the kids are adorable. These photos are priceless!
x-Gina

Heather said...

You are so right, the chores can wait:) easier said that done, sometimes!!

Leah Moss said...

delicious!

Sadly, our huge mulberry has stopped producing berries :(

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I remember eating mulberries off the bush when I was a kid. My mom use to get so made cause we would do it during our Sunday School class and I would get my nice church clothes full of juice. Stains that are hard to get out! Your kids are blessed to have you as a mom! Keep your family priority and everything else with your business and personal life will thrive!

Ruthie

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Cute guys...they're all just really about the food aren't they!!!

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, under the mullberry tree! This is such a delightful post from beginning to end! As a child I picked them in my grandmother's garden.... I love them, we had purple feet!!! Just like your little ones...

XX
Victoria

Hello Lover... said...

Such cute pictures and what a sweet thing to find in your own backyard - this will be something your children will always remember I'm sure!

Stacy of KSW said...

Wow, guess I've never seen mulberries before. Much better than a vine with stickers. Just took my kids on a blackberry picking expedition (hence the vine with stickers reference) :). Love watching little ones devour berries :)