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jimmm
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 9:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We're going to Ishpatina later this week. Does anyone have a "blueberry report"? They are usually in abundance this time of year, but with the peculiar weather we've had this year, I thought I would check.
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canoebear
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Post Number: 537
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

"wild blueberries"

Pushen-off early Wednesday morn towards tha Northlands.
Goen to a place of quiet back country splender,
wher those "star berries" outline tha hardwood & jack pine evergreens forest along its river bank.
Thats "Wher Black Bears Be", getten big & fat,
eaten them fresh-off tha bush & thats wher we'll be, lingeren.
Won't be wearen no jinglen bell so to warn inform Him to run fer tha hills.
Just wanna catch a glimps, get snap shot of syrup surplus sapped to His claw paws.
Bare store plots filled-UP with them ther ripened dark-blues, Heya!


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jimmm
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am looking forward to the "ripened dark blues", but not the bears. Nothing quite like pancakes with a load of fresh berries, cooked on the fire. How is the crop looking in the Temagami area?
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highpointer
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 5:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

There were some blueberries at the top of Ishpatina this past weekend. Also, lots of wild raspberries at the trailhead.
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canoebear
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Post Number: 538
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

"What'Tis Best in Life"

Blueberry pancakes from scratch!
Last time I had sum 'twas an October ago in tha Hudson Valley Region.
Make 1's mouth water-UP.
Luv fresh juicy darkened-blues.
Eat'em raw increases exploratory behavior.
May be more an adventuresum-1 had planned fer?
Spotten a beautiful Black Bear with sum white marken, blazed on his chest, eaten all that wild bluecrop-all-UP.
Be way of tha wild.
Forgen, searchen fer taste of tha sweet, be a bare of a diet.
Tracks + well worn trails of furry claw paws in mud soak along side river banks/or at edge of bug infested swamps, as well as straight direct paths thru tall grasses at timber perimeters.
Be sum good tracken patch ground to pound round.
Be getten therbouts in-float then foot-in.
Feasten on all that ripened fruit, Bruins tread heavily on tha patch & smashen down low bushes be overwhelmen on site.
Bears be drawn to berries by watchen tha birds & tha bees.
Mmmmmm, jimmm, U cook'em, I'll eat'em, Heya!
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fireman
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Post Number: 108
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Great poems, brother.
Discussion on CBC The Current today.

Were "we" "happier" as hunter/gatherers than we are today in our modern western lifestyle?}

The very fact it is being discussed is the reality of what we have lost in this world.

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