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beneaththeoaks asked: If you don't mind me asking, what is a serviceberry? I've never heard of them before!

They’re sometimes called Saskatoons in Canada.  They grow wild all over the Rocky Mountain West.  Not as sweet as a huckleberry and milder even than a blueberry but tasty.  Just very abundant and easy picking.

Cabbage,  shelling peas, snow peas, broccoli,  cosmic purple carrots, & zucchini #gardening #homesteading

Cabbage, shelling peas, snow peas, broccoli, cosmic purple carrots, & zucchini #gardening #homesteading

Because Friday night deserves homegrown strawberries covered in chocolate with some homegrown,  home-brewed maple wine. #gardening #homesteading

Because Friday night deserves homegrown strawberries covered in chocolate with some homegrown, home-brewed maple wine. #gardening #homesteading

After the thunderstorm, evening harvest: shelling peas, snow peas,  strawberries,  broccoli,  raspberries.  #gardening #homesteading

After the thunderstorm, evening harvest: shelling peas, snow peas, strawberries, broccoli, raspberries. #gardening #homesteading

Traded the neighbors some of our strawberries for their sweet cherries.   We each did our own picking. #homesteading

Traded the neighbors some of our strawberries for their sweet cherries. We each did our own picking. #homesteading

Magazine assignment recipe testing.   Chocolate strawberry cake with strawberry jam frosting.   I’ve made bunches of cakes for magazines, for us, for a cookbook,  for classes,  etc.  Jeff has tasted them all in the last 14 years and says this is the best cake he’s ever eaten.

Magazine assignment recipe testing. Chocolate strawberry cake with strawberry jam frosting. I’ve made bunches of cakes for magazines, for us, for a cookbook, for classes, etc. Jeff has tasted them all in the last 14 years and says this is the best cake he’s ever eaten.

Serviceberry picking.  Just a few cups for a strawberry / serviceberry jam idea.  #foraging

Serviceberry picking. Just a few cups for a strawberry / serviceberry jam idea. #foraging

Bread seed poppies.  These blooms are so short lived but oh my stars they take my breath away. #gardening #homesteading

Bread seed poppies. These blooms are so short lived but oh my stars they take my breath away. #gardening #homesteading

This makes over 40 pounds of strawberries so far this season.  Almost 3 pounds of snow peas just tonight. #gardening #homesteading

This makes over 40 pounds of strawberries so far this season. Almost 3 pounds of snow peas just tonight. #gardening #homesteading

Why yes, those were the first of our homegrown raspberries.  #gardening #homesteading

Why yes, those were the first of our homegrown raspberries. #gardening #homesteading