Friday, October 23, 2015

Cranberries

 Harvested cranberries and tree reflections

Ten days ago my husband and I visited a Muskoka cranberry marsh. The weather and foliage were beautiful and bonus - the cranberries were being harvested.  In the photo above you can see cranberries ready to be cleaned, dried and sorted.

Sightseeing "train" and reflection

Busloads of tourists visit this marsh every October and part of the package includes a ride on this "train" to see the bogs up close and hear about the growing and processing of cranberries.

FYI: My husband and I are cheap frugal. We drove ourselves to the marsh, walked around the bogs and asked questions of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable workers in the marsh's store and various food kiosks.

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32 comments:

Karen S. said...

Lovely photos! We've visited one of these in Wisconsin and they truly are interesting to tour!

eileeninmd said...

It is neat seeing the cranberries. Great shots. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Kate said...

We get our cranberries from Wisconsin every year but have never seen them being harvested. The process is beautifully photographed.

Tanya Breese said...

sounds fun!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Great way to have frugal fun... bonus: we get to go along with you and enjoy the beauty!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

"Frugal" is a much better word! Nothing wrong with it at all.

Christine said...

Good for you! You made the best of your trip there & a beautiful place it is too! I love cranberries & would thoroughly enjoy a tour of it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures! Never seen cranberry harvesting captures before.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots but I would have wanted to go round in that 'train'.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like your and hubby's style EG, I'm not into group tours either :) Love cranberries, so good for you!

Rose said...

I would do what you did...I have never wanted to do things in a group where I couldn't go at my own pace.

OH, these pics are really beautiful! Loving the color and reflections and just the feel of them.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! I do like cranberries in certain things, like muffins.

I'm assuming this is in Bala, given that they have a festival up there for cranberries.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shots indeed, as always, EG!! And, yes, I love cranberries, too!! I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

RedPat said...

That is something I have never seen and it looks quite interesting! I'd be with you & your husband walking on our own. ;-)

Revrunner said...

Gives you a greater appreciation for food when you see the labor involved in getting it to your table.

José Mendonça said...

First time I see cranberries on a "raft"! :-) Beautiful place and photos too.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the word frugal:) Oh I have never seen this live, someday I will though. Nice shots. Hug B

Susan said...

That is so cool. I would be cheap I mean frugal too. Love the photos, so beautiful!

VP said...

Cranberries on rafts? That something I wouldn't have ever imagined!

Cloudia said...

Sweet berries! How tart of you!




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TexWisGirl said...

how neat! bring on the cranberry sauce! :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

I'm with you. Definitely into the frugal way to enjoy scenery. Fascinating views of the cranberry processing.

Kathy said...

By being frugal you got to hear what the workers had to say, which was probably much more authentic than what the "train engineer" told his tour group.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Fascinating pictures.

Jack said...

Very nice. Massachusetts has many cranberry marshes, but for some reason I have never been there at the right time to see a harvest.

So, you are cheap? A new insight.

Stephanie said...

I like seeing the cranberries in their environment. Beautiful images!!!

Felicia said...

fab photos, especially the second image.

Shammickite said...

I hope you got a bag of juicy cranberries to freeze to go with the Christmas turkey!

Anvilcloud said...

I don't like cranberries, but I do like the pic of that little 'train'.

cieldequimper said...

I'd never seen them like this though I like them in my homemade muesli! :-) These are magnificent photos!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I don't know why, because I have only seen one cranberry bog in my life and it was in the dead of winter when nothing was going on, but I have always been fascinated by them. The harvesting in the water and the whole thing.

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