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Bucket of Morels

Spring is full of jobs to do.  There are things to do before the leaves get thick, before things start growing again in full force.  There are seeds to sort and start, new trees to plant, fields to prepare, and weeds to pull.  There are thick and uneven grasses to mow and dandelions celebrating in every yard.  We spent a good part of yesterday trimming back Don's raspberries and blackberries, even though that should have been done last summer.  Still, it was good to see the patch take shape and to be able to sort out new and old canes.  I think we'll be able to walk around the whole thing now!  While I worked, I thought of raspberry recipes that we could share with Enid--jam, pie, cobbler, and simple fresh berries.  I also found a baby bunny hiding in the tall grass and the children and I found seventeen morel mushrooms!  I have never seen so many.  We took them to someone who was happy to have them and I think I'm going to take another look today to see if there are more.


( 5 trees — Plant a Forest )
Apr. 21st, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a find!

My berry canes have really grown, new ones have sprouted, and the big canes are flowering! I need to read what to do next!
Apr. 21st, 2015 02:31 pm (UTC)
Let them be for now. Are they red raspberries or what? They don't need much pruning, though they to spread aggressively.
Apr. 21st, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's what I figured. Yes, red raspberries, but I alsohave a big blackberry cane and some sprouts.
Apr. 22nd, 2015 11:43 am (UTC)
We are happy in the business of spring, too. We've been working on our yard, which had been pretty neglected before we moved in here in November. We had a raspberry patch when we lived in Montana - that was great! I'm trying to figure out how to put in a couple of garden beds. Your morel mushrooms! Wow! I found my first morels this week, so I was excited to see your bucketful : )

Apr. 22nd, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
Best wishes on your yardwork! There was a lot to do when we moved here, too. I think they had half a dozen invasives in the yard.
( 5 trees — Plant a Forest )

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