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Beating the birds to the berries

Black raspberriesWe never have quite enough bird pressure to make it worth the daily annoyance of raising and lowering netting on our berries, but some years individual fliers are worse than others. This has been one of the worse years, so I've been picking our berries a little underripe to beat the birds. The fruits are still delicious when topped with whipped cream!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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This made me really want raspberries. Good thing, they seem to have riped overnight!
Comment by Mon Jun 12 13:04:47 2017

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