Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last Days

There are still a few blueberries and blackberries to pick, so we're going to be open Tuesday, June 19, and Saturday, June 23, for picking.

Les thinks that our season for berries will be over by Saturday.  However, there will still be blackberries if anyone is still wanting them in the next few weeks!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Another Saturday Done...

We had a big day this morning!  By 7:10 a.m. there were about 40 cars that had pulled in to begin picking.  We then opened the patch up the hill and parked another 30 cars and managed to get the fields picked clean.

This week we picked on Tuesday and Saturday and plan to do the same thing next week.  If you're still looking for blueberries or blackberries, come check it out next week.  After these two pickings we'll be down to the last bit with maybe another picking or two in the valley after that.  See you soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Good Weather

It was good weather for picking berries today.  All three types of berries were picked, with raspberries the easiest to find.  I think 65 pints of raspberries were picked in the upper patch and quite a few were picked in the lower field.

The blackberries went to the people that arrived first.  We really only have 3 long rows of blackberries, so it's always on the basis of "first come, first served."

Our blueberry crop seems slim this year.  Last fall's drought caused a lot of bushes to die and our upper patch, especially, needs to be replanted.  Les is thinking about digging up the blueberries that aren't doing well, and replanting 1 1/2 acre with some blackberries.  It would take blueberries around 7 years to be up to full production, so it's a bit of a problem to correct the low production of the bushes.

Well, you're probably wondering about when we're picking again.  We're planning to be open for picking next Saturday, June 9, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  To tell the truth, the picking probably is only good from 7 - 8:30 a.m.  After 8:30 a.m., it's hard to find a good spot to pick.  See you soon!