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2018 Orchyard report

It was a mixed year in the orchyard.  We had some very warm periods in early spring followed by extended cold snaps and I’m going to blame the low yield mainly on that; very few of the apple trees set … Continue reading

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2013 Final Harvest

The cider has been bottled, most of the leaves are off, but a glint of red in the orchard caught my eye, and a small basketfull of Cox’s Orange Pippins which had been hiding in the leaves turned into this … Continue reading

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Time for a Niagara harvest

Although the majority of the orchyard is struggling to simply survive the drought this summer, the deep rooted grapevines have had no real difficulties. The Niagara vine along the front porch is loaded with grapes that are just becoming ripe … Continue reading

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Inside the apple factory

A couple of yeas ago I found myself with a free day in Seattle during the apple harvest. Having always heard about the vast orchards in the Columbia Valley which seem to supply grocery stores across the country with an … Continue reading

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