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- Apr 17, 2009
- nowhere, md
When we lived in Alaska we harvested high bush cranberries and blueberries. Bend the bush into a cardboard box and beat on the bush with a short stick. The ripe berries/leaves/sticks fall in the box. This method allowed us to easily harvest, at least, one gallon per hour. Take the harvested berries and pour them down a stretched out, angled wool blanket and the leaves & sticks remain on the blanket - the berries roll on past and into a clean box at the bottom. We made high bush cranberry liquor - berries crushed, soaked for 24 hours in Everclear and then strained. Knock your socks off!!
Never had Cranberry wine. An old farmer, about 40 miles down the road, makes dandelion wine. Makes my back ache, just the thought of picking all those blooms. Sure is good, though!!! I don't remember the exact recipe for the Cranberry liquor but I know the gals added some sugar - otherwise,- -it was kind of like pink paint stripper