It really was fun touring the cranberry area! I didn't even know that the "cranberry" got it's name from "crane berry" because of all the sand hill cranes. Or at least that's what we learned... Sounded good.... ^_^ Obviously it was a bleak and windy day to be outside but we made it. Our "tutor" said they have had to crack the berries out of ice when they picked them from the floated bog!
I made sauce from the really fresh ones she scooped out for us and you could really tell a difference! But she said it would be a job to clean them right from the bog that way.... Was she right!!! It took quite a while to get all the little leaves washed off! and the bruised ones picked out. But getting them that way was the most interesting part of the trip!
The white cranberries are just ones that have grown under the leaves and haven't been in the sun so they don't turn red. I've always wondered where they came from! Also you'd think that the berries actually grow in really wet fields but they don't. They have to keep them fairly dry until it's time to harvest and then is when they run the water into the bog/field to float the berries and scoop them out.
The turkey picture was taken on the way home. We'd seen 6 or 7 hens alongside the road earlier but they took off like a shot and P couldn't even get a shot of them! Then we saw this tom and he got that far even tho' I already had the camera ready. sigh Then we came across a drive that had a sign about turkey season which is on now... Guess that explains the speed! *)*
Hope all is well... Haven't had a message for a coon's age!! ?? Why don't each of you who look at this just send a quick Hi right from the page .... on the right hand side it says.... Leave a message.... It shouldn't take a minute! ^_^ Then I'll know you're still there! ha We can see how many people have accessed the page each day but not who! The past two days have had 45 and 58 "hits"!!! wow....
Love to all... P & E