Foraging for Thimbleberries in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

COPPER HARBOR, MI — It embarrasses me, after all the things I’ve found to recommend the Keweenaw Peninsula, that it was an overpriced jar of jam that first launched me on my journey here. Or at least I thought it was overpriced at the time: $25 for what looked to be one cup of jam,…

I’m in Training to Live in Copper Harbor, MI

Eagle Harbor, MI – I have already learned not to look up when you’re rake-shaking an apple tree. That I need a wire leader when fishing for pike. That thimbleberries grab any opportunity to flutter to the ground. And that I need to bring my wood inside to warm it up so it’s ready for…