|This is Amanda. I am here at home writing a newsletter to help my husband who is way over-stretched with all that needs to be done at the orchard these days. |
Here’s the weekend schedule:
Friday, 9/2: 6:30-8pm Sip Cider and Snip Sunflowers in conjunction with Bent Ladder’s Live on the Lawn (music by Josh Ferro, food by Moto Pizza). Base camp is over by the Bent Ladder pond.
Saturday, 9/3: 9am-1pm (or until sold out) Pick-your-own Honeycrisp. We have a limited amount, and they will be $24/ peck bag.Also 9am-1pm: Cut-your-own sunflowers (and many other flowers).Base camp for both of these activities will be our normal u-pick shed, on the way up to the strawberry patch.
Saturday, 9/3: 6:30-8pm Sip Cider and Snip Sunflowers in conjunction with Bent Ladder’s Live on the Lawn (music by Ray Flanagan, food by Moto Pizza). Base camp is over by the Bent Ladder pond.
Sunday, 9/4: 11am-2pm: Cut-your-own sunflowers (and many other flowers).Base camp for the flowers will be our normal u-pick shed, on the way up to the strawberry patch.
Have a wonderful day!
Chris, Amanda, Abbie and Oliver
Yes! We will be offering U-pick Honeycrisp apples ONLY on Saturday, from 9am-1pm (or until we sell out!!!!). Pick up your u-pick bags at the main u-pick shed, same one as the cut-your-own sunflowers, so you might just need to get both and make a morning out of it!
Awesome Orchard Wildlife
These are our friendly, neighborhood sandhill cranes. For some reason, they nested nearby and never migrated last winter. We heard them all winter while we pruned, and they’ve been around all spring and summer as well. They have a very cool and very distinctive call. They move around the orchard all day. I’ve been seeing them at least a couple times a day the last few weeks. I’d name them. If I could tell them apart.
We can’t believe this little guy is 6 weeks old! He is doing so well. Sleeping well at night, starting to smile at us during the day. Abbie is slowly starting to develop a wonderful bond with him. Her favorite things to do with her brother are pick out his outfit for the day, put on his socks by herself and ‘boop’ his nose. A harvest baby is quite a challenge for a farming family, but he is so worth it and we can’t wait for all the adventures that await us.
Cooper had a little run in with a black and white “fuzzy cat” out on our back porch the other night. He thought it looked fun to play with and was not deterred when he got sprayed with something in his face that burned his eyes. This happened at 10pm at night right before we were getting ready to go to bed. So that was really fun. We gave him a bath using a concoction of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and baking soda to try and diffuse the smell. Dogs are fun. But we love him. 🙂