Monthly Archives: July 2011

Farmers can construct anything

Yesterday was a typical crazy day at the farm.  Doing all kinds of outside clean-up to prepare for opening up on Saturday.  Dug for installing a sidewalk to the side door of barn to create an “entrance only” door.  Built … Continue reading

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A little rain helps out

July 25 and 26. Got behind a couple days. Monday we got heavy thunderstorm .75 inches in half an hour and .1 inch Tuesday. Helpful to break the drought. Temps in the low 80’s. We dug a 300 foot ditch … Continue reading

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First Peaches

72F in AM,80 high. Not bad but jus t a few sprinkles. It is all about water for Saturday and Sunday. Just trying to keep things going. Don’t have enough water for the older trees- just trying to keep up … Continue reading

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Still hot, but not as bad as yesterday

Hot but not quite so hot as yesterday. 93F by late afternoon. Spent the day picking fruit for Ithaca Farmers Market. Karen, Lisa and our twin grandsons ( soon to be 10) picked 10 buckets blueberries , half flat raspberries … Continue reading

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It’s piping hot here today, and the heat dictates our schedule

80F already this morning. Yesterday nasty hot at 99F. Started out picking plums and raspberries at 6am. I got water going everywhere before that at first light. Ward and I got 7- 35 lb trays of Methley plums. Lisa and … Continue reading

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Our consultant visits and scouts

It’s stinking hot out here and we are so glad we don’t live in Georgia. We picked plums yesterday, early golden plums are ripe. Jim Eves, our consultant, visited today.  24 oblique banded leaf rollers were found in the trap, … Continue reading

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This orchard journal

Each morning I spend a few minutes taking some notes about what’s going on in our orchard, Reisingers’ Apple Country, in Watkins Glen, NY.  We grow tree fruit and berries, and we sell apple nursery stock.  We always get questions … Continue reading

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