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SikoMa

Own a small ranch in NW Montana. The property is a jungle of plants/flowers. I can tell you just about anything horsey, still learning about plants😄

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SikoMa

4 gallons of #chokecherries, gettin ready for the next step... 🍷🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾😋😋😋

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gjones

You picked a lot of berries. They look nice and ripe-should make good wine!

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juliesgarden

Wow, Mum planted one this year , hoping it grows 👍

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travelgirl25

Nice! Ours on our side of the state are still dark red but they are getting closer to purple.

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SikoMa

If you plan on picking them Lisa, you better be quick. The birds beat me to a lot of mine. Luckily, my trees are quite tall, and I let them have the top, where I can't reach @travelgirl25 😂😂😂

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travelgirl25

It is a win-win for both of you then. 😊 Picking chokecherries is on my list of things to do this week.

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SikoMa

Was out pickin #chokecherry the other day, and almost squashed this little guy😳🐛🐛🐛 #caterpillar #wildlife

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gjones

He looks pretty big!

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SikoMa

Oh yes @gjones ... Eating well on my chokecherry trees😩😤

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gjones

Is he a beneficial one in his next stage?

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rachelbrooks

Wow! He’s well camouflaged!

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SikoMa

Check it out Tom @tkept ... My supplies should be here this week. Hopefully the birds won't get all my #purpleleaf-chokecherry #chokecherry before I can harvest. 🍷🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾 #montana #montanainsummer #nationalbisonrange

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columbiariver

You making some refreshments?

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tkept

@SikoMa Good luck Dar. They look great. The birds did mine in but I’ve got to get rid of big rhubarb stalks so if I make wine I’ll make rhubarb I guess. It’s so hot here I’m bout to die. Hit 100 again. T Falls is a hot spot in summer but also warmer in winter. My other garden stuff is going crazy. Especially tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers of all kinds. Tom. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

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gjones

Pick quickly before the birds find them. They got lots of our berries!

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grelis

Wow! Beautiful pic!

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juliesgarden

😍😍

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SikoMa

Maaaaaaybeeeee Laura. I sure am gonna try my hardest @columbiariver 😉😁😊

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SikoMa

Thank you Tom. Not a 100° yet over here, but pretty darn close😩😰 @tkept

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SikoMa

Oh no @gjones! They got 3 of my trees, but luckily, I have quite a few, lining our driveway😂. I have purple fingers to prove it.

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SikoMa

Thank you @grelis @juliesgarden 😍😊

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columbiariver

Supposed to be 100 here tmw. Oh yuck

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SikoMa

Oh yuck Laura @columbiariver 😩😳😰

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SikoMa

My #chokecherry is full of #berries #cherries. Fingers crossed🤞🤞🤞, my #horse stays away. #toxictohorses 😳😳😳🚫🚫🚫🐎🐶🐱

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tkept

@SikoMa Birds got to mine. That’s ok. I have chokecherry wine left from a couple years ago I can get drinkin on. 🤪🍷

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SikoMa

NO WAY @tkept ... Wanna share some tips on makin wine, please🙏?

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tkept

@SikoMa Sure. What do you need to know? I just email how I do it in a pretty lengthy email to @linfoster. I Would be happy to email you a copy as it’s too big to put on here. My email is tkept@yahoo.com

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SikoMa

Yes, please, and thank you Tom @tkept. I just sent you an email😉

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tkept

@SikoMa Got it and forwarded you some info.

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SikoMa

#upclose #chokecherry

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Susanandsteve

Another pretty photo!

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gjones

Beautiful photo. Such pretty flowers. Yours are about two weeks ahead of ours😊

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pelly

Beautiful little flowers 😍😍

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SikoMa

#chokecherry goin all out. They line our driveway and one small pasture. Sadly, they are highly #toxic to horses, cats, and dogs😩😱🚫🐎🚫🐈🚫🐕 These did not bloom last year.

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rachelbrooks

Just the thing you need on your land then Dar! 😱🙈 it’s very pretty though ☺️

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kimguy

Fantastic pic 📷Dar! Hopfully none of your animals try to test them out!

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gjones

That's one of prettiest photo I've seen! They may be toxic to horses cats and dogs but they seem to know it. They don't bother with them at all-at least they don't here. Do you use the chokecherries?

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SikoMa

Sadly, my horses are pig @gjones . They eat EVERYTHING, including trees. This is the first year they have bloomed. So, I am hoping to make lots of jelly, jam etc🤞

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SikoMa

And thank you Katy and Glyn @gjones 😍

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drewneil

Beautiful view. 📷

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