Nov. 23, 2017

large cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon

We've got a great recipe for steamed cranberry pudding. Forty-one years ago, we thought it would be cool to pick our own cranberries. That was the last time Barb visited a bog with me. It wasn't so much the bog itself. It was the very muddy red maple swamp around it. But at least Barb got another Bob story she has relished in the telling, many times over the years. The best picking really was at the outer edges near the lake. The highest risk of falling through was out there too. But I'm pretty good at walking on bogs. The rest of the story Barb will be glad to tell. In any case I was thankful for the pudding. The flowers are about 3/8 inch long. Cranberries are a dedicated northern bog plant, growing in AK, CA, CT, DE, IL(E), IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN(T), VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, and on SPM. Crawford Co MI, 6/30/11.