Published: June 16th 2012May 20th 2012
The weekend before last Helen got a great idea of going fruit picking at a farm. Fruit picking I thought, what of? I have seen my share of new fruit and other foods in china, be it Durian, 1000 year egg, etc but not Mulberries. Durian smells like stinky feet and tastes slightly better. 1000 year eggs are pickeled eggs. Mulberries are like blackberries only longer and juicier. We made the 2 hour long drive south west of Wuchang, directly south of Haiyang (the third city of Wuhan) with our friends the Johnsons (Anthony 3, Alexander 6, and Rachel the wife of Steve a teacher and friend I work with). There we saw vegitation familiar to me wheat, cabage, pears, and corn. We would be picking Mulberries. We quickly learned that ripe mulberries are sweet and rich flavour. The colour, a deep purple. If the fruit is any other color it is bitter and not wourth eating. We took our baskets, supplied by the farm and stretched and croutched high and low. The trip was a welcome distraction as the weeks can get a tad mundane.
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