Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Blueberry Cage

The blueberries are getting close to ripening so it was time to figure out how to put up the blueberry cage.  The previous owners were so grateful we wanted it.  How could I turn down the cage to protect my blueberries from the hungry birds!
Thankfully I had my youngest, Mackenzie, for help.  The longest boards were in the rafters of the garage and required standing on top of a stepladder.  We had no idea how to put the cage together, but all the pieces were numbered. How hard could this be?
Once we got all the pieces out to the blueberry bushes we assembled the three long sections.

This is the crop in need of protection.
It took 5 people to get the three long sections attached to the cross pieces while working around the blueberries.  Luckily my other daughter and her friend came to help. We got a large portion of the netting in place as well before the rain came.  Now we just have to get the rest of the netting on and the berries will be protected.