- Jan 19, 2022
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- Central Alberta
Ladders are helpful. if you have a 6 or 8 footer, lean it against the bush. You can climb up a rung or two to reach the higher ones, but mostly it just pushes the thorns away and gives you an area to work.Foraging can be a lot of fun!
I made honeysuckle wine a month or so ago and I'm waiting on the staghorn sumac to flower. Currently I'm collecting wild blackberries and it's challenging - a field full, maneuvering through blackberries to get to more blackberries is painful. When I have more time I'm going to clean them up and make some paths to make it easier next year, I see so many that are impossible to get to.
Raisins are good and definitely help. Careful though - if you go crazy and add 1 1/2 or 2 lbs then you're making raisin wine.