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Planting Begins!

April 21, 2015. We are extremely busy at the farm now.  We all worked hard to plant 2 acres of peaches at Lisa and Ward’s place just a half mile south of our apple farm late last week.  Soil conditions … Continue reading

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Girdled Trees

March 30, 2015. I have received numerous inquiries the past several weeks regarding fruit trees that have been girdled by mice and/or rabbits.  Unfortunately, this has been the worst case winter for these pests.  Plentiful rainfall last growing season allowed … Continue reading

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Think Spring!

March 18, 2015. Many orchard tasks are in limbo because the weather is so cold – a few good days but just enough to tease us.  Most of our time has been devoted to pushing snow and preparing for the … Continue reading

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Will it ever warm up?

February 24, 2014. The cold just will not quit.  We are kind of hunkered down here, going to meetings, doing planning and paperwork and making jams and jellies. Now, it is just about the cold and its effects on the … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014. Cold but clear today.  We are enjoying the extended snow cover with long daily walks and planning for the new growing season.  We pruned over 9 acres of apples in late December and early January.  We stopped … Continue reading

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Approaching Pink Stage in Apples

May 06, 2014. We have decided to hold off on peach pruning again because we have begun to see live flower buds developing on some of the varieties.  This is great but we want to be sure of the viability … Continue reading

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Cold and wet in the orchard.

April 30, 2014. Yesterday, we removed mummified plums left over from last year’s harvest. These harbor spores for diseases such as black knot. This disease is spread primarily from black knots left over from previous years. We found only one … Continue reading

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