By Jean Stimpson
“Mmmm… a Sarviceberry pie or Juneberry pie. They are similar to blueberries, but sweeter. Around this area [Lodgegrass, Mont.] they are commonly found in brushy draws and all over the mountain. Sometimes when you are picking berries you scare a bear out of the bushes because they were in there picking too. I make pies, which I can never remember the recipe for, so each year I just wing it and they turn out delicious. I use them in pancakes too. Once the berries are ripe it’s a race to find them and get them picked. They are just another one of God’s little blessings to us,” explained Montana native Jean Stimpson.