The wild huckleberries are ripe. For those of you who haven’t seen them, they grow on a bush a lot like a blueberry – in fact they are in the same plant family.
They don’t taste especially good to me raw, but they do make great jam and are wonderful in muffins. The bears like them just fine right on the bush though. We are racing the bears to get to them before they eat them all.
The berries are pretty small, so it does take quite a lot to make a batch of jam. Rick complains the whole time he picks, but he eats the jam very happily.