Pick Your Own Blueberries in Strafford, NH

Mother’s Day 2008

This is a picture of our friend George on the tractor working in the second field.  It appears that George is camera shy but the truth is that I’m not the best photographer.  However, if you look closely, you can see George’s dog Lexi peering out from underneath the tractor (the tractor was not running at this point and the dog is fine!)  George and my husband are working on Mother’s Day because when they made plans to work on the farm, they forgot Sunday was Mother’s Day.  That’s almost as bad as not getting your wife a birthday cake because you figure she’s had enough cake in the last month!

Seriously, it was very nice of George to give up visiting his mom in favor of fighting black flies, very large rocks and picking up blueberry canes at Berrybogg Farm.  Last year he spent the day tying up bushes in the second field so customers could actually get down the rows so in his honor we will be renaming row 11 in the second field George’s Row.  How’s that for immortality?

We are patiently awaiting the blossoms opening so the bees can arrive.  Hopefully, we will have some success by the middle of this week.  We have both honey bees and bumble bees coming this year in hopes that we have a successful pollination rate.  I will post more pictures when they arrive.


2 responses

  1. I didn’t realize that bumble bees are also used as traveling pollinators! I am eager to see the photos of the bees! Where will they be coming from?

    May 16, 2008 at 9:03 pm

  2. berrybogg

    Hi Sara, I have posted a new comment with information and pictures about the bumblebees. They are from Koppert Biological in Michigan.

    May 17, 2008 at 12:36 pm

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