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Early harvest photos

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dale, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    pretty to look at, but it seems like hard work. Thanks for posting Dale
     
  2. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    This bog produced 435.13 bbl/acre of usable fruit. This variety seldom produces good crops two years in a row, but last year it did very well, producing 449.11 bbl/acre. State average last year was 148 bbl/acre.

    We'll load my 2.54 acre bog on Monday.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Where is Clarice? That is the important thing....
     
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    Congrats on the first bog, Dale. Why do you think your produce so much more than the average?
     
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    Does the chef wear one of those VERY cool chef hats?
     
  6. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "Why do you think your produce so much more than the average?"

    I replaced the less productive vines several years ago. And sometimes I just get lucky.

    "Does the chef wear one of those VERY cool chef hats?"

    No.
     
  7. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    um, sorry if this has been asked before but does the 'beater' smack the little suckers off the plants so they float for harvest?
     
  8. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Yes.
     
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    This looks like a lot more fun and a lot more honest work than being stuck in a lab all day long. :) How do I join your cult?
     
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    Dale New Member

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    Karen Species nut

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    Is that the place next door to you?
     
  12. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Yes.
     
  13. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    That's a wee bit out of my price range. This cult is expensive.
     
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    Gordon Member

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    This looks great. Lovely colours too.

    "We'll load my 2.54 acre bog on Monday."
    So is loading a bog when you flood it for harvest?
     
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    Dale New Member

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    "That's a wee bit out of my price range."

    Write 'em a check.

    "So is loading a bog when you flood it for harvest?"

    No, that's when we put the fruit on the truck and take them to the receiving station three miles from here.

    My 2.54 acre bog produced 407.13 bbl/acre of usable fruit. Previous best was 318 bbl/acre.
     
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    That's wonderful, Dale! Congratulations on a fantastic harvest from that bog. We kid you a lot about being a lazy sack most of the year but I know you don't pull a harvest like that outta yer ass.
     
  17. Aceetobe

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    Banks still loan with 0 down, right? :poke:

    By my calculations, a 30 year fixed on that would be vicinity ~ 10,000 a month, or ~ 120,000 a year.

    Based on current prices for barrel of cranberries, thats about 2000 barrels = 5 acres of your best yield/year. Which I'm guessing would be 10 acres of average yield. This is still not counting income tax or property tax, which I'm assuming would be pretty hefty on a property that size.

    So I guess if you know what you're doing (which I don't), that property would be cash flow positive.
     
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    Well good for you!!!

    Is that partly cause Jon is helping? :poke:

    *Hey MJ, you think we can ask him if this means he is taking everybody out for dinner?*
     
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    Dale, I hate being such a know-nothing, but what does bbl/acre abbreviation mean exactly? Ermon and I tried to figure out bbl and didn't think bushel or barrel fit quite
    right.
     
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    "We kid you a lot about being a lazy sack..."

    I know. I cry myself to sleep some nights. :)

    "...what does bbl/acre abbreviation mean exactly?"

    It's the traditional unit used for the sale and handling of cranberries in the US. One barrel = 100#.