Why yes, I entered the fair this year. Out of 34 entries? I got 20 ribbons.
11 blue (1st place) ribbons, 6 red (2nd place) ribbons, 3 white (3rd place) ribbons. The irony? Most of my blue ribbons were for dehydrated goodies that were my last-minute add-ons to fair entries because, well, I had them in the pantry. Hah. Oh, and they really liked my dandelion raspberry syrup. The random accidental thing is the one that ends up rocking. Figures.
Came across these. Was intrigued.
So I took pictures and hubby snagged a branch for me to bring home.
Turns out they’re Saskatoon berries. Or serviceberries.
I’m going to call them Saskatoon berries. I think it sounds cooler.
And because I’m all kinds of wacky, after I plucked the berries off, I clipped the end off the branch so it was a fresh wound, stuck it in water for a little bit, dipped in rooting hormone, then plopped in a little pot on my windowsill. We’ll see what happens. I wouldn’t mind extra free food in my yard, I’m okay with that.