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Update: Berries and Cherries and Web Sites

Some people in my part of the world have been wailing about a drought. This being Virginia, of course, they are not talking about anything like California's real drought disaster, with water rationing and wildfires. By and large Virginians know no more about really dry weather than we do about really cold weather. However, we have had enough sunshine lately to slow down the growth of grass, with potential effects on the profits from hay and beef cattle, and to force farmers to pipe or carry water to vegetable fields. This causes much weeping and wailing.

Not from me, though. My cash crop, when I have one, is fruit. Sunny weather in May and June is the primary factor that determines whether I have a cash crop. (Winter weather has a lot to do with the yield of apples and peaches; spring sunshine determines whether I can pick lots of sweet, juicy berries and cherries, or spend a lot of time in the orchard looking at nasty little lumps of mildew where berries and cherries ought to be.) More sunny days means more and better fruit, which is good enough, from my point of view, to make up for the inconvenience of having to water the vegetables.

I've not spent much time online in June, because I've spent time in the orchard. I had hoped to be able to use the Internet at night and work in the daytime. That hasn't worked out. To my surprise I was able to use "The Sickly Snail," during the past week, to open Persona Paper; that computer's big problem is lack of working memory, so it will open the first few screens of most of the simpler web sites I use (not Amazon, not Google +, not Tsu and most definitely not Twitter), but it will open Persona Paper. It will not, however, allow me to post on Persona Paper. So I typed the original "Berries and Cherries" post into my Blogspot, with further observations about animals and flowers.

I'm trying to simplify my unpaid blogging by linking the contents of my Blogspot, Live Journal, and Twitter pages. That should be easier this summer since I don't anticipate a great deal of time to post original content on any of them.

Contents posted here, on Tsu, and on Hub Pages will continue to be unique to each site.

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CoralLevang wrote on June 20, 2015, 1:10 PM

So good to see you here!! I loved reading about you being in the orchard and picking the berries. Takes me back years.

DorothyGale wrote on July 20, 2015, 2:36 PM

I've found it funny that many types of apple trees need cold weather to produce good fruit. Love berries and cherries, too, but not crazy about peaches unless they are really sweet. Good luck with your orchard.

PriscillaKing wrote on July 20, 2015, 4:30 PM

Yes, I wrote for AC. Did you have a different screen name there?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 21, 2015, 4:37 AM

I used to be very active on Hubpages, until I discovered Bubblews, but gave up on both eventually. One day I will start writing hubs again, but wouldn´t ever go back to Bubbling, once bitten twice shy with that crew. I don´t remember your name from either site, though, was it the same as on here ?

Shellyann36 wrote on August 6, 2015, 12:46 AM

I love berries and cherries! Here in NC we have been fortunate not to have a drought this year. I did not hit any of the strawberry, blackberries or blue berry farms this year though. :(

PriscillaKing wrote on August 6, 2015, 3:44 PM

Same on Bubblews, where I was quite active. Same on a Hubpages account I set up once but have never actually used.