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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:27 AM

after years of work on my beauties i go outside and find there gone. i'm pissed, i am talking about my honey berries, 3 days ago the bushes were loaded with fruit for the first time, i had not eaten one berry. i even commented to the nieghbour (she bakes) that we should make some pies, last night i am out doing a bit of tilling and i check over my bushes, NOTHING!!!!! after much searching i find one, scrawy half ripe berry, needless to say i ate it, nothing like enjoying the fruits of our labour (pun intended) i guess i will have to net over the bushes next year,

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:39 AM

Sorry to hear that. We loose a lot of berries to birds, in our case strawberries and blueberries. We have bird netting over them now. Then there is the squirrels and chipmunks to contend with. Seems like everybody likes fresh berries! 

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:43 AM

Jeeze, that suxs, sorry about the loss, at least the bush was spared for next year.


Last year, after 3 years of waiting for the young apple trees to settled in Bambi payed a visit earl one morning and promply eat all the young buds off both trees, i was PISSED !!


Put up 5 feet tall cattle fences, this spring i could see bambi's trail circling the trees trying to find a way in, so there you little %^$@#.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:50 AM

dont get me going on blueberries, the rabbits pretty well ate them to the ground and the strawberries i am moving into a 10 x 15 netted planter box, oh the joys of growing your own food, $2000 - $3000 worth of equipment, time, fertilizer,compost, manure, blisters and bandages = 1 honeyberry, 1/2 dozen tomatoes, no blueberries, and a small basket of strawberries, "priceless". to mr Trowel forget the apples "eat bambi". i am going to set up some "thumper" snares, my garden is going to provide some food one way or the other. ha ha ha!!!!!!

Edited by farmer john, June 22, 2014 - 05:54 AM.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:52 AM

I'd keep an eye on that nieghbour's window sill just in case.
And next year keep your good news to yourself!
I'm just kidding. She wouldn't come over and pick all you berries.
Or would she?


Oh and buy the way, if it makes You feel any better,
This was on my driveway last night.


Edited by Rock farmer, June 22, 2014 - 06:04 AM.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 06:25 AM

O tempora, o mores!

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 06:55 AM

Yeah, I hear ya.
First time ever, something is trying to beat us to the strawberries. Not even sure what it is, but think birds.
Haven't had a fresh blueberry in 10 years, but have lots of blue bird poop on everything. :D
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Last year my two plum trees produced for the first time ever. I hit one off with my head while mowing and ran it over. Two hours later I finished mowing and headed to the side yard to get my remaining bootie, just in time to watch a deer pluck it off while heading for the neighbor's apple trees.
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Rabbits taste good.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Guess we could figure our trees and bushes more as bait than food? :-)
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:18 AM

Boy it is rough all over!! Deer have been the biggest problem so far on my place. Moved here in Dec of 2010 so this is the 4th summer. Peach and apple trees planted the first spring, along with all the rasberries and blackberries. I also planted blueberries and have had llittle luck growing them. Even with acid treating the soil they are not doing well at all. I planted 6 more this spring guess that makes me stubborn? I do have some honeyberries that look like they will make it.
Last year I got two apples and 1 peach. With the long tough winter it does not look like the peaches will set anything.
Blackberries, alll the canes that should have bared fruit this year winter killed. I have good canes coming up from the roots so I do not think everything is lost.

The only bright spot is the rasberries looks like they will produce very well if I can beat the birds to them.

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 22, 2014 - 08:20 AM.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Last year my two plum trees produced for the first time ever. . . . . 

Plum fed venison sounds pretty tasty to me.

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Maybe the neighbor picked them and is making you a pie.......Maybe not.........

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Looks like the groundhogs have decimated the cucumber plants - all the leaves are gone.


How do you get rid of the groundhogs?

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 12:17 PM