Monthly Archives: July 2012

Watering before apple harvest

Well, more of the same.  We are just scraping by with our water supplies and irrigation.  We have been shifting water to early ripening apple varieties which will be harvested beginning late next week.  A final push of water prior … Continue reading

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Trying to Keep Up with Water Demands

We are stuck in the same pattern as last week for orchard chores and challenges; nothing really different – just dryer.  We spend about 5-6 hours or more/day trying to keep up with water demands.  We are losing that battle.  … Continue reading

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Opportunistic Feeders

Granddaughter, Hannah and I went to the Ithaca Market yesterday with raspberries, blueberries and gooseberries/currants.  Did well with the nice weather.  People are hungry for good fruit. The recent drought has resulted in numerous challenges as we enter harvest on … Continue reading

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It’s Irrigating!

It is all about the water.  Irrigation is taking up at least a third of each day while trying to water everything we can.  The small trees and small fruits get first priority. Powdery mildew is a concern in the … Continue reading

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