Today I'm sharing a collage of pictures taken over the course of a few days. I want to share a bit about the flooding process of cranberry harvest. Cranberry marshes have a system of reservoirs and ditches which are managed to keep the water just where it needs to be. In the bottom right photo you can see bulkhead with boards placed to stop the flow of water. When water is needed to flood a bed for raking the boards are pulled and water rushes through the tube and into the next ditch or cranberry bed. In the top right picture you can see a ditch filled with water. Throughout the course of harvest that water will be cycled into cranberry beds and the outlet ditch. At the end of harvest water is pumped back into the reservoir to maintain a proper depth for winter flooding.