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    Cherry hook

    Something more funny to finish with for today :
    Here is my fishing hook to catch cherries !

    A simple piece of iron wire, shaped as a hook in the horizontal plan, but which opens like a funnel.
    It's attached at the tip of an old fishing rod with a strip of inner tube rubber.











    And if you practice enough, you don't even need to bend down to pick them up !!



    Can certainly work for other fruits, but don't try the last trick with a coconut
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    I made one years ago albeit with a catch net. I miss living on a farm.

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    Good idea for the net Al, but maybe it would be too much cumbersome to get between the branches, but I should add a removable one, you are true !
    It's actually for the children, a lot of fun doing that with them, it's not for the big harvesting ;-)
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    Direct source ... the cherry looks good.

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Thanks Christophe! Whimsical and useful, too. Those cherries look great, though now I want pie…

    I've added your Cherry Hook to our Farm and Garden category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice work, Christophe, but what if the cherry you're picking isn't part of a pair. Won't it just fall to the ground?

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    That's where the upwardly gaze, mouth agape technique comes in, when the fruit isn't paired. Or the pear; why does it keep increasing in size? Then it hits me...Suggestion to not harvest coconuts is obvious; hello! Staff would need several times length pictured........
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    We used to visit the wife's brothers and sisters in Indiana along about Cherry time make a short drive across the line to Mich and spend the day standing on the tops of 10 to 14 ft 3 legged step ladders picking the stupid things. this was done on th e halves with the owner. Only I didn't know that the whole idea was to eat as many as you could then only turn in a small amount they did it mostly just to have something to do.. everyone would grab these tiny little woven baskets and head off to a tree. Ignorant me grabbed a 1/4 bushel basket, headed out filled it swapped it filled it swapped it I did this several times far more than I kept count of when it came time to settle up some how my part was over 2 bushel while all of the others combined 6 of them to be exact only had a 1/4 bushel. One of the sister s said I bet you are going to be the sickest of all of us. WHY? I asked. Well if you ate as many as you turned in you must be about to die.
    Not me I don't eat cherries unless they are pitted and covered in milk chocolate and I didn't see any boxes of queen Anne cherries in none of those trees.
    So I took the cash instead of the cherries.
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    I'll have to remember your cherry hook next year when my pear tree is ready to harvest.
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    Hi friends,
    Funny to see that post reappearing !
    Sadly, this nice cherry tree has died during last year summer. I was in vacation, there was a unusual hot week and no one to give the necessary bucket of water ...
    For the pears, not to say the coconuts ! ,you need to wear a helmet !


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