fall haskap

…still hangs on the bush…

…two unpicked rows of haskap bushes remained when we finished our formal picking…a small group of cedar waxwings lingered long after the majority moved on…in spite of this and it being nearly three months after we began picking, berries still hang relatively heavy on these bushes…much has also dropped…but it amazes us to see this amount still on the bush…shrivelled, but tasty…we sat in the orchard today with our dogs and just ate…

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gold becoming gold

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Berry blue have already lost their leaves, along with all the other early-prototype edible blue honeysuckles.  An odd year, we often commented how green these plants all were into late summer.  In the past leaves dried off in late July/early August.  With well-spaced out rain they seem to have retained the function of their green chlorophyll later than in the past, something that is more tied to the solar cycle, so perhaps our observation is incomplete…