Cranberries Archive

2010

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Mars Transformed | This area was a giant sand pit 2 years ago!

Mars Transformed | This area was a giant sand pit 2 years ago!

Canoeing down Beaver Dam Brook | Will we be able to canoe through the restored wetlands?

Canoeing down Beaver Dam Brook | Will we be able to canoe through the restored wetlands?

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2009

Ralph and Rooster on Pickers | The picking machines gently shake the berries from the vine

Ralph and Rooster on Pickers | The picking machines gently shake the berries from the vine

Pablo helps out | Pablo, a university student from Spain, joined the crew for a month.

Pablo helps out | Pablo, a university student from Spain, joined the crew for a month.

Keith Pulls Boom | During water harvest, cranberries are contained by a floating boom; the tightness of the boom controls the density of the berries as they are pushed to the pump.

Keith Pulls Boom | During water harvest, cranberries are contained by a floating boom; the tightness of the boom controls the density of the berries as they are pushed to the pump.

Ralph and Evan on the detrasher | As the berries come up to the detrasher, they encounter a fine high-presssure spray which separates the berries from the trash.

Ralph and Evan on the detrasher | As the berries come up to the detrasher, they encounter a fine high-presssure spray which separates the berries from the trash.

August, 2009 | August Morning | Flip enjoys the early morning light.

August, 2009 | August Morning | Flip enjoys the early morning light.

Beaver Dam Brook | North of the nursery.

Beaver Dam Brook | North of the nursery.

Channel Connector | I am reminded that restoration design will need to consider these channels.

Channel Connector | I am reminded that restoration design will need to consider these channels.

2008

February, 2008 | February Ice | The ice edge breaks crisply along the channel on the 32 acre

February, 2008 | February Ice | The ice edge breaks crisply along the channel on the 32 acre

May, 2008 | 32 acre Greening | In later May the vine has begun to green.

May, 2008 | 32 acre Greening | In later May the vine has begun to green.

2007

Spring, 2007 | Wild Iris | Signs of spring.

Spring, 2007 | Wild Iris | Signs of spring.

July, 2007 | Sprinklers working on the 32 acre | Most likely, the sprinklers are be flushing out a chemical application.

July, 2007 | Sprinklers working on the 32 acre | Most likely, the sprinklers are be flushing out a chemical application.

July, 2007 | The bees | The bees are rented for 3 weeks; they  are trucked in and leave at dusk or dawn.

July, 2007 | The bees | The bees are rented for 3 weeks; they  are trucked in and leave at dusk or dawn.

July, 2007 | Bloom on T1 | These tiny white flowers make the bog look like it has a case of dandruff.

July, 2007 | Bloom on T1 | These tiny white flowers make the bog look like it has a case of dandruff.

July, 2007 | The Arm | Without the boards holding back water, this might turn out to be a vernal pool.

July, 2007 | The Arm | Without the boards holding back water, this might turn out to be a vernal pool.

July, 2007

July, 2007

July, 2007 | Caroline Walks the Bogs | The bees are ensconced on the mound between the 14 acre and 35 acre.

July, 2007 | Caroline Walks the Bogs | The bees are ensconced on the mound between the 14 acre and 35 acre.

October, 2007 | A Tidmarsh Landmark | Farm vehicles await next use.

October, 2007 | A Tidmarsh Landmark | Farm vehicles await next use.

October, 2007 | DJ and Ralph pick the 32 acre | These pickers were designed and built by x.

October, 2007 | DJ and Ralph pick the 32 acre | These pickers were designed and built by x.

October, 2007 | Ralph on 32 acre | As the discs spin, the pickers shake the berries off the vine.

October, 2007 | Ralph on 32 acre | As the discs spin, the pickers shake the berries off the vine.

2006

April 29, 2006 | 14 acre greening | April is a hopeful month

April 29, 2006 | 14 acre greening | April is a hopeful month

October, 2006 | The Harvest Party | Our friends and their children don waders.

October, 2006 | The Harvest Party | Our friends and their children don waders.

October 8, 2006 | October Morning | after the harvest

October 8, 2006 | October Morning | after the harvest

October, 2006

October, 2006

November, 2006 | November morning | These turkeys have just left the garden.

November, 2006 | November morning | These turkeys have just left the garden.

October, 2006 | Berry Transport | On a single run, these trucks hauls 40,000 pounds of berries to Ocean Spray.

October, 2006 | Berry Transport | On a single run, these trucks hauls 40,000 pounds of berries to Ocean Spray.

October, 2006 | Ralph Levels Berries | Ralph distributes berries so they wont fall out of the truck.

October, 2006 | Ralph Levels Berries | Ralph distributes berries so they wont fall out of the truck.

November, 2006 | The 35 has been picked | It will be a long harvest

November, 2006 | The 35 has been picked | It will be a long harvest

2001

Winter, 2001 | Winterflood On 14 acre | To protect the berries from cold winds, the bogs are flooded in late December and again in February

Winter, 2001 | Winterflood On 14 acre | To protect the berries from cold winds, the bogs are flooded in late December and again in February

March, 2001 | Winter Flood | From canal on East side of 14

March, 2001 | Winter Flood | From canal on East side of 14

April 1, 2001 | Winter Flood on 35 acre | Late afternoon light

April 1, 2001 | Winter Flood on 35 acre | Late afternoon light

July, 2001 | Lily Pads in Stream-bed

July, 2001 | Lily Pads in Stream-bed

July, 2001 | Beaver Dam Brook from Spillway|The stream is wide coming off the spillway; a metal plank on the 14 acre allows workers to cross the stream as needed

July, 2001 | Beaver Dam Brook from Spillway|The stream is wide coming off the spillway; a metal plank on the 14 acre allows workers to cross the stream as needed

2000

Fall, 2000 | Ricky with Alice and Carol | Ricky, Alice and Carol find a comfortable seat on a flatbed.

Fall, 2000 | Ricky with Alice and Carol | Ricky, Alice and Carol find a comfortable seat on a flatbed.

Fall, 2000 | Clare's View | Clare is ready to help push the berries.

Fall, 2000 | Clare's View | Clare is ready to help push the berries.

Fall, 2000 | Girls In Berries | Tidmarsh Annual Harvest Party.

Fall, 2000 | Girls In Berries | Tidmarsh Annual Harvest Party.

Fall, 2000 | Audrey with Corey | at Harvest Party

Fall, 2000 | Audrey with Corey | at Harvest Party

1989

Winter, 1989 | Sand Buggies on Manoevers | If enough ice forms on a winter flood, buggies are used to distribute the sand across the bogs.

Winter, 1989 | Sand Buggies on Manoevers | If enough ice forms on a winter flood, buggies are used to distribute the sand across the bogs.

Winter, 1989 | Coffee Break | Coffee breaks allow the crew to warm up and share fishing stories.

Winter, 1989 | Coffee Break | Coffee breaks allow the crew to warm up and share fishing stories.

Winter, 1989 | Sand Buggy being Filled | Bogs are sanded every 3 years; many yards of sand are sieved each year before it gets to cold, in order to have enough sand ready to apply when the ice forms.

Winter, 1989 | Sand Buggy being Filled | Bogs are sanded every 3 years; many yards of sand are sieved each year before it gets to cold, in order to have enough sand ready to apply when the ice forms.

1988

Harvesting Weeds in Beaver Dam Brook | In order to insure Beaver Dam Brook flows freely downstream of the bogs, we use a weed harvester; this practice raised concerns by persons living around Bartlett Pond, so we developed a weed catching grate which was placed at 3A.

Harvesting Weeds in Beaver Dam Brook | In order to insure Beaver Dam Brook flows freely downstream of the bogs, we use a weed harvester; this practice raised concerns by persons living around Bartlett Pond, so we developed a weed catching grate which was placed at 3A.

May T1 | You can distinguish the green of the Early Blacks from the Howes.

May T1 | You can distinguish the green of the Early Blacks from the Howes.

35 and 14 acre in May | The bogs are beginning to green up.

35 and 14 acre in May | The bogs are beginning to green up.

Helicopter Sanding Year 2 | Aerial of 14 acre showing the second year sand flown on by helicopter.

Helicopter Sanding Year 2 | Aerial of 14 acre showing the second year sand flown on by helicopter.

1987

Sand Painting | The 14 acre was half sanded when spring came.

Sand Painting | The 14 acre was half sanded when spring came.

Aerial Looking east from the 35 | You get a sense of the relation of the bogs to Fresh Pond and the ocean.

Aerial Looking east from the 35 | You get a sense of the relation of the bogs to Fresh Pond and the ocean.

Restoring the Bogs | The 35 acre was in bad shape when it was purchased; all the lateral ditches needed cleaning.

Restoring the Bogs | The 35 acre was in bad shape when it was purchased; all the lateral ditches needed cleaning.

Cleaning Ditches | The ditches were dug out little by little, but how to get that heavy mud off the bogs?

Cleaning Ditches | The ditches were dug out little by little, but how to get that heavy mud off the bogs?

Helicopter Dumps Sand on Bog | The goal was to evenly cover the bogs with an 1.25" of sand; it took two years to sand the 14 acre.

Helicopter Dumps Sand on Bog | The goal was to evenly cover the bogs with an 1.25" of sand; it took two years to sand the 14 acre.

Helicopter Gets Load of Sand | The 14 and 35 acre bogs were in need of a lot of sand; the river kept the ice open, so Tidmarsh resorted to flying sand on with helicopters.

Helicopter Gets Load of Sand | The 14 and 35 acre bogs were in need of a lot of sand; the river kept the ice open, so Tidmarsh resorted to flying sand on with helicopters.

1986-1983

1986 | Flying off the mud | Helicopters flew the muddy mats to the uplands.

1986 | Flying off the mud | Helicopters flew the muddy mats to the uplands.

1985 | Working the conveyor | At the top of the conveyor, trash was supposed to separate from the berries.

1985 | Working the conveyor | At the top of the conveyor, trash was supposed to separate from the berries.

1986 | Flying off the mud | The mud was placed on mats

1986 | Flying off the mud | The mud was placed on mats

1985 | Conveyor used in Harvest | In the early days, berries were pushed up onto a conveyor.

1985 | Conveyor used in Harvest | In the early days, berries were pushed up onto a conveyor.

1983 | October is Harvest Time | Eric and his pals suit up for Harvest on T1

1983 | October is Harvest Time | Eric and his pals suit up for Harvest on T1