Bryant RedHawk wrote:This year every time some got ripe, wolf took care of picking them, but none ever made it to the house.
Mike Jay Haasl wrote:Hey, what about a big umbrella with one triangle of umbrella fabric removed? Then you can tuck the umbrella under the plant more with the trunk in that missing triangle.
Travis Johnson wrote:Are we talking High Bush, or Low Bush Blueberries?
In Maine, we have low bush blueberries if that makes a difference.
Travis Johnson wrote:Back when teenagers were allowed to work, we as kids would get employed by the blueberry companies. An old school bus would come around the neighborhood and pick up the kids, then off we would go to the blueberry fields.
They would take string and stake out the whole field in these 4 foot wide rows. We would then be assigned a "row" and we would have to rake the row clean. We would rake into 5 gallon buckets, then haul them to the winnowing machine that cleaned the blueberries. Every bucketful we would get our "tickets" punched, and so they would know how many pounds per day we raked. A decent 5 gallon bucket would weigh 18 pounds or so.
This went from July until school started in September.
Up in northern Maine, they start school 2 weeks earlier then us, mid-August. They did that because they had fall vacation in October. Up there that is when the potatoes were harvested and they closed the schools for 2 weeks so that the kids could help get the potatoes in the store house.