Mudcat Café message #4065070 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4065070
Posted By: Charmion
20-Jul-20 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
John Freeman, what you call a rowan tree -- does it look like this? Around here (southern Ontario), that tree is often called a mountain ash. Hardier souls than I make jelly from its berries, but I have always left them for the birds; by February, the non-migrating species are glad to get them.

I used to live in a house with a Montmorency cherry tree of considerable size and beauty, and I don't think I ever got enough fruit off it for more than one pie and one batch of jam. As the cherries ripened in summer, the birds flocking to it in the morning made enough noise to rouse me from a sound sleep.