The Great Elderberry Debacle of 2012
Earlier this week, I woke up to the sound of a violently ill Caanan. Clearly, all has not been perfect on our hiking/camping extravaganza.
Turns out that you shouldn’t eat elderberries right off of the bush. Apparently, it’s a berry that needs to be cooked first (for jams, etc.). Too bad that Caanan had to learn that the hard way. On a hike that day, the trail was bursting with (what we thought were huckleberries and later learned were) elderberries. Caanan tried a few along the way and started paying the price about 12 hours later.
Of course, we had to rejigger our plan of action. It hasn’t been all bad. As we’re out a computer – and having to share one for work – the down time has had an upside.
Besides, it gives us a chance to post a few more pictures.