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!