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    WE, I have in the past run a lawn mower down raspberry patch to make rows, like grape vines. It makes for easier picking, and they flourish.


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    good i dea hard to do where i am at but i was thinking along the same lines for next year tons of breaken ferns and such blocking my sunlight also noticed that the bushes next to the trail semed to have better sized berries so will add that to my long list of stuff to do next spring, geeze this homesteading thing is hard on a lazy fella.
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    Blueberries, blackberries (my favorite), raspberries, strawberries, I love all those berries and now I'm hungry for them!!!
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    Beo! I just picked 15 gallons of blackberries the last 2 days,and have a gallon and a half of blueberries that I am making into blueberry pie filling this morning.
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    Ok,I made pie filling,and jam out of the blueberries,this morning I opened a jar of the blueberry jam and had some on a fresh hot buscuit,wow,I think I have a new favorite jam!!!!!!
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    WE - I was reading about mowing raspberries last night. Hopeak is right on the money. Gurney's latest catalog says, "Simply mow canes after frost - they'll be back next year with extra-sweet juicy fruit." So get that mower out. Three more days until frost in the hinter lands.

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    Nell, I want some blackberries... NOW!!!!
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    Well come on over big brother,I am STILL working them up,and they want me to come back this evening,what am I gonna do with all those blackberries,HELP!!!!! ABout a 2-2 1/2 hour drive,and you can have just about all the blackberries you can handle!
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    Psst,send me your addy,and I will send you a couple of jars of blackberry jam
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    $4.00 a quart everywhere I stopped yesterday.

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    Rick,these aren't costing me anything but gas and time to go get them,the old couple have picked more than they wanted,have sold some,and are now BEGGING people to take them,and having a very hard time getting anyone to come and get them for free.THey are tame berries,so they don't even have to worry about thorns,sad really,and I hate seeing all that go to waste....
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    Man, wish I was close, it has been raining so much here the berries are just not coming out yet.....we did good on the strawberries, raspberries, but nothing yet on the blackberries....has rained everyday for the last two weeks, at least an hour a day. water everywhere here. River and brooks are running at spring time levels.

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    Riverrat,these things are HUGE,the old couple keep saying they have never seen them set on like this before,and the canes are loaded,they have already picked more this year than the canes even produced last year!
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    oh yeah...rub it in...lol. If we get a chance to pick here, it will be a great year as well, just need some sun for then to start ripining.

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    They are so expensive here the stores have armed guards and a metal detector. You arrange financing first, pay the manager and get an escort to your vehicle. Don't lose your receipt and don't try to munch the merchandise
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    You guys are makin' me feel bad
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    filled up on saskatoons i just wish i could be pickin blueberries now last time i was out they weren't ready

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    Yeah, I was up in the Duck Mountain park and the raspberries were tiny and the blueberries weren't ready at all. Everything's late this year because of the crappy spring we had Bibow. Saskatoons seem to survive everything though.
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    yep the blueberries are green berries and the rasberries are horrible atleast we have our saskatoons. made up a batch of saskatoon bannock mmm

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    really is blue blooming up there cause I know down here they are all just starting to die ours bloomed in the spring and man was there a ton

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