Hello everyone! I feel like it’s been awhile since we introduced ourselves to our new subscribers. Hi! We are Chris and Amanda Vodraska. Chris and his family (mom, dad and brother) bought Rittman Orchards about 15 years ago and transformed it into what you see today! The winery, Bent Ladder, was added three years ago, a […]
What does our orchard look like in the winter? Watch this video to find out and learn a little bit about our farm! As always, there are bloopers to brighten your day at the end. Come on out and visit us soon!
In this video, Chris shares with you a few tips on how he prunes a young (4-5 year old) tree. He is working on a Honeycrisp apple tree in our orchard. Check it out and learn something new!
Hello everyone! Brrrrr. It’s been really cold! Our little snow angel had a blast outside on our bonus day off this week! She must have made at least 15 snow angels around the yard. Every time I turned around, she was on the ground waving her arms and legs. 🙂 Cooper is absolutely enamored with […]
Hello everyone. I have never been a big Valentine’s Day person, but now that I have a toddler, I have embraced this holiday as an extra special time to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. I am excited to give Abigail her little Valentine mail box and help her write little […]
Hello everyone. Another week, another newsletter! Yay consistent me! This week started off snowy and blustery. I hope everyone stayed safe and cozy. I love the view in the winter from our store. Especially when the sun is shining and it pours in the windows. The one thing about posting weekly in the winter is […]
I try to be as earth-conscious and eco-friendly as I can in my home. I am sure there are plenty of things I could be doing better. We recycle and try not to use a lot single-use plastic material for storing our food. We have reusable zip-lock bags that work great for storing Abbie’s fruit. […]