Pick Your Own Blueberries in Strafford, NH

Pruning Right Along

Choose Your WeaponVariety is the spice of life and our spring weather continues to uphold this adage.  Yesterday we had a mini blizzard and today it was almost 60 degrees…it was pretty cloudy and there were a few sprinkles of rain but very comfortable outdoor weather.  However, as the weather warms the snow has started to soften and we often go through the top layer and sink down about 18 inches.

One of our pruners is an audubon naturalist who periodically brings our attention to the natural wonders around us.  Today she pointed out a low flying Turkey Vulture which I learned is a true harbinger of spring…more so than the Robin who sometimes never leave for points south.  The Turkey Vulture’s wing span was impressive as it soared above us and then headed towards the woods. We also saw two Ravens and we could hear a Phoebe singing in the trees.  As we walked down to lunch, we discovered fresh tracks from a Turkey and right next to the Turkey’s prints were those of an Otter (we think).  All in all, it was a productive and interesting day in the blueberry fields!


One response

  1. mike

    Love your blog. Pruning sounds like so much fun. How do I sign up to help?

    April 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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