Pick Your Own Blueberries in Strafford, NH

Black Flies Have Arrived!

We finished pruning the other day and we are now trying to clear all the rows of pruned blueberry canes which is back-breaking work.  As you can see from the picture, we have even put our dog Mac to work.  However, he is taking the cane the wrong way!  The pile in back of the dog is some of what we pushed out of the first field and you can also see a pile of drip irrigation hose.  We made a last minute decision to replace all the hose this year since we were spending too much time replacing pieces that have been damaged over the years.  The mice do a number on the hose but sometimes when we mow the rows we run it over. 

The black flies have arrived right on schedule!  It was windy yesterday so they weren’t too bad but they can really be viscious once they start biting.  We are expecting the arrival of our blueberry plant shipment this week.  These are two year old plants which we offer for sale during the season but we are hoping to pot them up before next weekend so we can offer them for sale to folks who would like to plant this spring.  Also, Mother’s Day is approaching and we thought they would make great gifts.  We thought we had plenty of pots in the barn but we only found two so we need to rush out and buy some.  Never a dull moment!

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2 responses

  1. Jack Stoecker

    I’m just crazy about your blueberry blog. So close to the land and such hard cold work! Wish I could drop by to help out! Looking forward to warm weather so we can vist you and your mom.

    Jack

    April 30, 2008 at 12:48 am

  2. rosemary from CT

    during the long cold winter, i got tired of eating Driscoll blueberries (only ones we get around here), so i took to eating dark blue peanut M&Ms. cant’ wait until the real things ar back.

    May 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm

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