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For two reasons it was raining mulberries this week.

One reason was a wind storm that knocked quite a few of the ripening berries out of our trees.

The second reason was I was harvesting mulberries to make mulberry wine. And the easiest way to harvest mulberries is to place a plastic tarpaulin on the ground and shake the branches. And raining down come the ripe mulberries. Even after the wind knocked down a great deal first, I still quickly had over 20 liters of black mulberries and about 10 liters of white mulberries from just two trees. Enough to make about 60 liters and 30 liters of wine making must, respectfully.

Buckets full of mulberries.

Buckets full of mulberries.

I have made wine from black mulberries before. But this is the first time I will try it with white mulberries.

Black mulberries crushed and soaking in the primary fermentation vat.

Black mulberries crushed and soaking in the primary fermentation vat.

White mulberries crushed and soaking in the primary fermentation vat.

White mulberries crushed and soaking in the primary fermentation vat.

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