The chokecherries I picked this morning are all done for now. Nice to see my colander so full of berries! All clean and ready to pick over. I got all the stems (of course, I found one I missed after I took this photo!) and the ones that were damages or whatever. I filled two … Continue reading Chokecherries, ready to freeze
This morning, I grabbed a bucket and checked out the chokecherry trees. After my last visit with them, I thought I might be too late for the one tree; either they would be over ripe, or the birds would have got them by now. Happily, there were plenty of perfectly ripe (very dusty!) berries! I … Continue reading Chokecherries
Location makes all the difference. Even if you're a chokecherry tree. While picking a few more raspberries, I noticed some significant differences in the nearby chokecherry tree, compared to last year. Specifically, the ripening berries are already larger than the fully ripe berries I'd picked from this tree last year. This location is closer to … Continue reading Location, location, location!
This evening, I headed over to pick some chokecherries. When I got there, I found far fewer than I expected to! The birds are well fed. 😀 Which works out. They eat the stuff I can't reach, and I pick the stuff they have a harder time getting to. The chokecherry trees along the north … Continue reading Gathering Chokecherries
Just a bit of catch up from yesterday, since I shut down the computer when we heard a thunderstorm coming in. It ended up passing us by, but even so, it got pretty loud out there! When doing my evening walk around the yard, I decided to head around the main garden area to check … Continue reading All Choked Up
I wrote up my last post while taking a hydration break from working in the maple grove. By the time I was done, I found myself nodding off at the keyboard. I figured lying down wouldn't be a bad idea. Three hours later... 😮 But, I've got it done as much as I can for … Continue reading Clean Up: Maple Grove, evening progress