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Cranberry bog...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 23 November 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...explanation and he was quite funny as you can tell while the young girl drank her cranberry juice.
Tomorrow in the US, thousands upon thousands will serve cranberries in some form with their Thanksgiving turkey dinners.

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Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales Boy, Germany

Cranberries seem so a American to me but they are becoming more available here in Germany and the UK.I love cereal bars packed with Cranberries.The red and greens are great in this photo.

23 Nov 2011 9:04am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you, Anthony ... I'm happy to hear they are becoming more available to you.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

My wife wouldn't eat turkey without them, have a lovely day tomorrow.

23 Nov 2011 9:31am

@Doug: Your wife is a smart gal. *grin

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..Stunning ! Great photo !

23 Nov 2011 10:02am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic photo of a cranberries crusher, hmmm lol

23 Nov 2011 10:20am

@Lorraine: I've just added an information note. He isn't crushing the berries; he would be raking them as they float on top of the water, to a corner so he could collect them.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

treading the berries like grapes for wine
That sure is fine

23 Nov 2011 10:39am

@grouser: The berries float on top of the water, where they are then harvested.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A great lead in shot for tomorrow's celebration Judy! A wonderfully colourful shot! ;-)

23 Nov 2011 12:59pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric ... and do you Canadians serve cranberries with your turkeys?

Twojays from Montana, United States

I saw a similar image on tv, and thought it was a joke. A cranberry bog! Well, I never...

23 Nov 2011 2:56pm

@Twojays: I just posted a note below your comment, Joyce. I didn't realize this wasn't universally-known info. (The joke's on me.)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Cranberry Bog Information: Cranberries are harvested in the fall when the fruit takes on its distinctive deep red color. To harvest, the beds are flooded with 6 - 8 inches of water above the vines. A harvester is driven through the beds to remove the fruit from the vines. Harvested cranberries float in the water and can be corralled into a corner of the bed and conveyed or pumped from the bed. From the farm, cranberries are taken to receiving stations where they are cleaned, sorted, and stored prior to packaging or processing.

23 Nov 2011 3:16pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Gute Info und ein schönes Foto.

23 Nov 2011 4:30pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank, Heinz.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

23 Nov 2011 5:45pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a brightly coloured image this is judy ... i've never seen a cranbarry bog flooded, but would like to, so thanks for showing it here! have a very happy and peaceful thanksgiving tomorrow (with or without cranberries!)!

23 Nov 2011 9:10pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz, but this is only a tiny area with the cranberries floating in it, to give people at Epcot an idea of how they float when the real bogs are flooded. Thank you for your good wishes for our Thanksgiving Day ... WITH cranberries! ;D

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I've always wanted to ask an American this - if the big traditional roast turkey, cranberry, and stuffing dinner is served on Thanksgiving Day, what is the traditional fayre on Christmas Day?

23 Nov 2011 9:31pm

@Curly: I cannot give you a 'pat answer for this question, as it varies in regions and family-to-family. Ham, roast pork, game hens, turkey, roast beef or tenderloin are some choices. My mother always started with shrimp cocktail and had Dad grill a steak so she wouldn't have to spend hours in the kitchen. I just searched online to see what I might find; here is one person's idea. "Prime Rib or Crown Roast with mixed green salad, shrimp cocktail, potato salad, sausage and peppers, its a smorgasboard of food." I hope this helps, Curly ... and now tell me, what is the typical British Christmas dinner?

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Cool! I've always wanted to go up-close to a cranberry bog. Is this a Disney bog, or did you shoot this "up East" somewhere? I'm envying the girl and her cranberry juice...

Hope you and Mike and all your loved ones have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving... and with plenty of cranberry on the side. Haha!

23 Nov 2011 10:21pm

@Viewfinder: Yes, this is Epcot's idea of what floating berries would look like. Fortunately we can all purchase one of Ocean Spray's finest juices made from these ruby beauties! ..... Thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes, and we send the same to you and Chris. PS: I made my grandmother's cranberry/onion chutney! ;D

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It is always turkey in the UK on the whole, but sometimes you might find gammon or duck. Turkey prices go through the roof at this time of year!

24 Nov 2011 9:27am

@Curly: Thanks, Curly, re: the turkey for the UK Christmas. Last night's news told us Thanksgiving dinner costs are up 13% this year over last year. However, we paid only $10.62 ($.59/pound) for an 18-pounder this year (at a good store), 20 cents/pound less than last year, so I don't know where they were shopping.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I don't know about the cranberry sauce...but the juice as well as the tea must be present on every woman's menu! If you don't want urinary infections! Being a red tea it has other goodies in it, too!

24 Nov 2011 12:05pm

@Japanalia: I'll tell you a little story about me and cranberry juice ... but not here! ;D