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Grapefest 2012

Depite the sizable take by the raccoons, skunk, and other animals prior to getting everyone together to harvest and process, we still managed to find over 40 pounds of grapes off the porch vine. That turned into 22 pints of … Continue reading

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The way to market

Earlier today I was looking for old pictures of cider presses and stumbled across the Library of Congress’s “American Memory” website at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html. Although my search for cider presses on it was not overly successful, I found myself browsing through … Continue reading

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Toy, err, tool shopping

The last few weeks have had lots to write about and little time to do so. A late freeze threatened the early plantings, heavy rains delayed later planting, and just when things were starting to stabilize and all planting was … Continue reading

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The quest for quince

One of my sources for ideas on what varieties to plant is a friend with relatives in England who have an orchard, and several of her favorites from there have made it into mine. While discussing future plantings last year, … Continue reading

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