Just got in from my first dig of the year. God that feels good! Thank you! Couldn't get to where I wanted to but did dig 9 roots all 15 to 25 years old. Sorry, just had to rub it in a little! Pics to follow.
There, nothing to write home about , but a couple in the 30+ yo range. I just not sure if I'll ever be able to get back up to thes steeps that I used to get the big ones at. My back is just to screwed up from that fall a couple years ago. I tried to do it last week and my back just cant take it. Getting to old!!!!!
Im heading out in the morning to hunt a little. I have been working so i am looking forward to getting back in. I have seen a lot of bear sign this summer i think they like the red berries! I know the porcupines do.
Our berries start turning red mostly mid August, but by Mid Sept, almost every one you find has big fat red berries on it. I love to dig then - those red berries make it a little easier to find and I feel like I am doing some good at keeping it going when I spend about as much time planting berries as I do digging roots.
Hate that your back is keeping you from those hard to get places.
I know what you mean about getting old... I am turning 53 next week myself.
Hope you get to dig a bunch of nice ones this year.