As things warm up around here, Henry’s been starting to schedule 2013 honeybee extractions. (I’m using the term “honeybee extraction” in this post to mean the act of removing unwanted honeybees that are living on their own in people’s barns, garages, rotten trees, etc.) The next month ¬†and a half or so is the best […]


I might be nuts, but I just picked 80 pounds of blueberries. My kids, my mom, and I went to Radke’s Blueberries (off of Highway 99 in South Corvallis) yesterday afternoon, and the picking was SO easy that I almost couldn’t stop myself. I got about 45 pounds in less than three hours. I woke […]


Janet and Ed Radke have been in the blueberry business for 33 years, which is almost as long as they’ve been involved with each other. This weekend marks the close of another season, this one well-attended but unfortunately less abundant than average. The Radke blueberry patch is located at the end of Three Mile Avenue […]