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Here is my very first BB submission!  There is a random wild plum tree that grows in the middle of our little town behind the gas station at the border between two empty lots.  I had a total blast getting in there and climbing between the branches like a little kid, lol.  Picked over 23 lbs today; going back tomorrow with a ladder to get the ones up at the top!  



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Wild Plum Tree
Wild Plum Tree
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Me Picking Plums!
Me Picking Plums!
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23 lbs!
23 lbs!
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This tree is almost certainly in someone's yard but it's looking pretty abandoned. Thankfully the road crew with a lawn mower came by so I didn't have to fight blackberries to reach the pear tree. I've gotten 3 harvest so far.
Pictures of blackberry.
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Feral tree
Feral tree
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Pears 1
Pears 1
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Pears 2
Pears 2
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Slice to make pear fruit leather
Slice to make pear fruit leather
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Pears 3
Pears 3
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Invasive himilayan blackberry
Invasive himilayan blackberry
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Invasive evergreen blackberry
Invasive evergreen blackberry
 
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Fall pear picking.  This tree is next to the road a few miles from my house.  
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Pear tree near the road
Pear tree near the road
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Pears! Canning BB is next!
Pears! Canning BB is next!
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Note: I'd say it's way more than twenty pounds!

 
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Autumn olives grow all over pastures here. It's treated like a weed in most places, but these I found on a dirt road, and there were thousands to harvest! I'd count this as a "small, pin, or bush cherry" they're not in the same family, they are called Autumn Olives, or Silverberries. they're about the size of a pea and have a little seed/pit shaped like a tomato that is edible. Great in pies, tarts, fruit leather, jam, even ketchup!
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berries on the shrub
berries on the shrub
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way over 2 pounds this haul
way over 2 pounds this haul
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Earlier this year, I harvested bush cherries. This species is also known as "Nanking Cherry."
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cherries on bush
cherries on bush
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over 2 lbs of cherries
over 2 lbs of cherries
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I found highbush cranberries, also known as cramp bark. Now I'm excited to make a "cranberry" sauce and have the bark medicine!
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cranberries on the bush
cranberries on the bush
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on the scale
on the scale
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I don't have a scale but this is about 7 cups of cherries and I would be surprised if it isn't two pounds. With the pits and all atleast.
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Chokecherry tree
Chokecherry tree
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Cherries.
Cherries.
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- one pound (total) of:
     o blackberries (tiny varieties)

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
- A picture of one of the plants the foraged food came from
- A picture of the bounty on a scale showing the weight (or you have so much, there is no need to weigh it)



I harvested over a pound of small blackberries, with my daughter eating them nearly as fast as I could pick them. The photos show 4.45 oz + 6.3 oz + 6.95 oz = over 17 oz (16 oz = 1 pound)
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4.45 oz
4.45 oz
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6.3 oz
6.3 oz
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6.95 oz
6.95 oz
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Foraging for blackberries
Foraging for blackberries
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Picking a blackberry
Picking a blackberry
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It's that time of the year folks, blackberries are ripening. I'm only bleeding a little after this. I harvested these small blackberries that the birds planted for me.

819g=1.805586lb
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Here's my submission for this BB. I was able to find plenty of chokecherries around here last fall. I've included a picture of one of the trees, plus some in a bag from an initial foraging trip, and the rest in a bowl. I've included a picture of the bowl tared on the scale to show its weight wasn't included.

Thanks!
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The black raspberry season is winding down here, but the past month's haul was nice,  > 20 lbs total in the freezer.  Family prolly ate as much.





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The source of most of the black raspberries. Don't need a safety rail if the retaining wall is guarded by brambles.
The source of most of the black raspberries. Don't need a safety rail if the retaining wall is guarded by brambles.
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12.85 oz
12.85 oz
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21.15 oz
21.15 oz
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10.00 oz
10.00 oz
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16.00 oz
16.00 oz
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Note: 3.75 lbs shown, yum!

 
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17 oz of fresh blackberries (a little over a pound, as a pound is 16 oz). going to pick more tomorrow
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32 oz blackberries
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32 oz
32 oz
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berries up close
berries up close
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More than two pounds of fresh red elderberries. The plan is to cook and seed and use as an accent in a fermented hot sauce.
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I picked three quarts and a cup of elderberries. I didn't weigh them but I would guess it's more than two pounds.
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Thirteen cups worth.
Thirteen cups worth.
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Elderberry bush.
Elderberry bush.
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Note: I'm so sorry, Dave. The picture of them on a scale is required. 3 quarts is great, but close enough to 2 pounds that I can't tell for sure if you hit the 2 pound mark. I know its probably too late, but you didn't happen to get a picture of them on a scale, did you?

 
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I had a great year for raspberries, despite the drought. and came home with 80 oz/5 pounds of raspberries when it was all said and done. These come from my favorite park.(I also found some gooseberries, yum C:)
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A raspberry cluster
A raspberry cluster
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My hands were turning purple c:
My hands were turning purple c:
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Collection early on, before I hit the motherlode
Collection early on, before I hit the motherlode
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End of the day raspberry haul, 80.2 oz's/ 5.01 lbs
End of the day raspberry haul, 80.2 oz's/ 5.01 lbs
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I also had a pretty good year for Mulberries: Here's what came from a bout an hour of harvesting: 50.6oz, or 3.16lbs
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One of the Mulberry trees
One of the Mulberry trees
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Mulberries weighed- 50.6oz
Mulberries weighed- 50.6oz
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Submitted for your viewing pleasure, 2 pounds of sunchokes from a few plants I found down my walking path. I've been eyeing them all season and was happy to get out before our first bout of snow.
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One sunchoke plant- suffering from some powdery mildew
One sunchoke plant- suffering from some powdery mildew
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Me digging them up
Me digging them up
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Home and weighed out: 2.09 lb
Home and weighed out: 2.09 lb
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Kia ora, my first Submission for an NZ attempt at PEP. Hopefully it makes the northern winters feel a bit warmer
All harvested from a wild blackberry patch in a farm drain on the roadside
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Deep in the blackberry patch growing in the ditch on the side of the road
Deep in the blackberry patch growing in the ditch on the side of the road
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2lb 7 ounces of fresh blackberries washed and ready for processing
2lb 7 ounces of fresh blackberries washed and ready for processing
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