Baker, a school teacher from Hyannis, Mass., was inspired by stories of how the Pilgrims first made candles using the native bayberries
that grew nearby.
In the two years of living here we have a garden, the orchard and grape vines produced a small amount as did the raspberries, gooseberries, currants, blueberries, bayberries
, blackberries, and a new herbal bed provided me with herbs of my liking.
You might not be able to detect it, but biologist Kent Hatch can tell you whether a white-throated sparrow has eaten bayberries
or corn from one whiff of the bird's breath.
are just the opposite: They sucker, and pulling weeds from among the suckers is difficult and time consuming.
At a trustees meeting on March 13, 1739, it was agreed that sufficient money be raised "to help a poor man who is among us." Fines imposed on those picking bayberries
on someone else's land were to be used to support the poor.