I just harvested my wild rose hips. I waited a bit too long, unfortunately, as we've actually had a couple of frosts already and some of them were getting a bit shriveled. Also, many of the bushes farther out in the field, where the animals and birds get to them better, had already been "harvested". LOL. But next year I'm sure I'll do better!
I rinsed them and dried them on a towel, then pinched off the bloom stem. Things I read say to remove the seeds before using in a recipe, but since I plan to put them in smoothies in the Vitamix, I'm not worried about seeds. I left them in.
Now I have them in the dehydrator. I'll dry them a bit, then freeze them flat so I can take a few at a time for our smoothies.
That was fun!