"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
It’s Saskatoon season in Edmonton!
“The Cree called the berry misaskatômina. Mis means ‘everywhere.’ The berries were found all over the landspace of Alberta. When the Europeans arrived, they shortened the word to saskatoon. Today, they are called osâskatômina by the Cree…The saskatoon plant has many uses and was used by most of the First Nations and Métis people living in Alberta. They are part of feasts all year long.
In the past, the bark was used for arrow shafts, and different parts of the tree
were used for medicinal purposes. For example, the inner bark or roots were
a remedy for diarrhea.”
I legit picked 60 pounds of these on Sunday.