Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Berry Picking

June 26:

With Berry Buckets in hand, Melanie and I went out walking around the Farm this morning. Dewberries and Blackberries are just building up to peak. We scouted around independently, returned to the house, and compared buckets and reports. It's true the 2 of us are going to be watching the developments closely. The first picking resulted in about 1 quart which is now in the freezer. Pending the Berry Vines get the Rain that they need, it could be a great year. Stay tuned.

P.S. Those tiny berries on a stem are actually Wild Cherries which are just beginning to ripen. Our observation of them before has usually been accompanied by a slow response at yet another very busy time. When they ripen, they either immediately fall or are consumed by birds with eager appetites. They literally disappear in what seems over night. I noted busy Birds gathering on my walk yesterday. We have not done anything with them as yet, but do find them intriguing. Hmmmm.... What do the Birds know that the Humans don't?

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