Thursday, May 28, 2009

Frank gets into the Raspberries!

For his first chore this morning Frank had to wade into the raspberries and continue to prune and dig out weeds. It's not a great way to start the day: the raspberries are quite prickly and they can 'sting' you on the arms and in the face. That's why it's an early morning job, when you can still wear long sleeves! He's doing an excellent job; with his help it may be the first time since we took over the family farm that all the raspberries may get pruned in one spring! It really helps with picking to have them pruned: easier to get in at the berries and less damage on the berries from other, old stems bashing the new fruit. And no, we didn't make Frank do it all day - there's many other things to do and we don't want him to get bored!

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