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speedy picking technique?
Nope...ain't no speed in those little things!! Most of these were good sized, very ripe, so almost falling off the stem. Hey, I spent several hours to get these done! Enough that I began wondering --- do you really need these? Isn't this enough? Do you need to pick this many again?!!!? Yeah, it's a lesson in patience! But I will pick again tomorrow. Still have some in freezer, some dried..from last yr. One more pint of juice canned. I don't make syrup, just juice it, add a splash of lemon and WB it. Big slug of juice is about 3 TBS. No need to waste my time and sugar. :old

Just so you know it took a while...
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That's a Tupperware strainer. See how dark? Ripe!
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Can't imagine this beautiful stand of elders being cut down. Makes me want to cry. But right next to his house....so nice to pick though! No ditches and weeds. 😁


Probably so nice sized because of all of the rain I kept from @farmerjan ! :lol: Hey, Jan, want me to bring you juice to the Fall swap??😋
 

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Wow @Baymule and @Mini Horses I know I'm just a youngen compared to some of you but boy do I have a trick for picking elderberries.

It's kinda funny to be told it's so good I don't know if I should share it. I mean really I can't believe u don't already know this. I thought everyone knew this trick it will save u hours and hours. It's so simple all u need is 🤔 maybe I should wait it might be a fact I could sell when the sky is falling. I would bet someone else would know this. But I hope they keep quiet to. Then we can own the monopoly on elderberry picking. But sense these are called ELDERberries I should share this trade secret.

You can skip the first two parts of this response and just read the last.

Use a piece of hardware cloth u know half by half put it over a bucket and take a cut cluster hold it by the stem and drag across the wire mesh and it will pick the berry's stem free and they fall in the bucket.

Be honest if you use this please pm me and I'll send you my address so u can mail me a check. Actually cash. 500 should do. Haha.
 

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@Mini Horses ... some juice would be wonderful.... we can do some trading... I will have freshly butchered beef from the jersey steer and even though you raise your own chickens... a nice big FAT cornish x for your Thanksgiving dinner....but hey, how about sharing some rain along with that juice..... please.....:fl:fl:fl
 

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Yes a wise old man taught me that. And if I. Called him old hed pick me.up and shake me.

So about 15yrs ago I signed up at church to go work on some houses for retired missionaries in Missouri. The pastor came to me and said this man is going and he is driving his truck and wants someone to ride with him. I said who I don't know him he said you'll met him the morning u leave. I showed up with a bag of clothes and a box of tools and climbed in his truck and we spent 12 he's driving to Silva Missouri. We roomed and worked together all week and have been good friends sense. Even went and saw him in the hospital one time when he got kicked in the ribs by a horse then a month later he got bucked off and a spur from a broken rib punctured his lung. Kinda felt bad I was with him both accidents. He's helped me alot with our property over the years.

Any ways he told me about it. Him and a older.lady from church usually pick our elderberries but both of them aren't well so me and the wife will do them this year and see if they want some juice.

I'm just surprised no one else has heard that trick.

Don't worry @Baymule I'm not greedy. By the time everyone herepays me 500 I'll be rich enough
 

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Sounds great! I'll be testing it out tomorrow!! Checked the stand today and will be cutting another huge container of pods tomorrow afternoon. Will be ready to do this!

Actually, until a couple yrs ago, never involved with elders. Guess they're not a big deal in WV where grands were and my mom never wanted anything to do with "farming" once she left home. So it was "my" discovery, not a pass down.

Dad and I were always vetoed when we brought such things up. Dad was Navy and on a ship somewhere a lot. We managed to grow a couple things behind the garage, sort of out of sight a few times. LOL. She grumbled. Strange. As she lived here with Big A, the things she remembered and voiced about her home life were slanted to feel she was made to do way more than her siblings -- obviously she deeply resented the garden, canning, chores, etc. Explained a lot to me of her aversions.

Let's see, oh Wise @Simpleterrier, I may need $500....🤔better find that Monopoly box!

Geesh, so simple!!! :old :idunno
 
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Have some coffee! I'm going for my second cup. Been dredging the internet looking for a place for @Jesusfreak101 and her family to move to. She said top price of $100K, I found some fixer upper bargains. Heck if I was looking, I'd be jumping on some of them.

OK. @Jesusfreak101 you have no excuse now. I have found you a bunch of deals, BUY ONE and MOVE out of that drama. Get AWAY, far far far AWAY!
 
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