Wisconsin is the world's leading producer of cranberries. This county is the leading producer of cranberries in this state.
Right now cranberry growers are up most nights protecting the new growth on the cranberry plants from frost by spraying them with water.
Harvest comes in the fall. Harvest methods have changed over the years.
In the past the berries were harvested using a cranberry rake.
This was done by hand - - - men wearing waders carried rakes and waded through the cranberry bogs sweeping up the berries.
Then mechanization came along with this picker.
Even so, each picker needed to be hand guided through the bog by men in waders.
Today we have a plethora of machines which shake the berries off the vines - - -
Corral them at one end of the bog behind a huge boom,
And even convey them up out of the water into waiting trucks.
Looks like in spite of all our modern methods, there's still a need for men in waders!
I guess some things never change.