Category Archives: Orchard Updates

Sorry it’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged.  We’ve been really busy around the farm picking, thinning, and summer pruning (not to mention still working hard at getting Bent Ladder open.  Opening date still TBD).  I also just got back from a few days in western New York at the International Fruit Tree Association’s […]

Just a quick update this time.  I’ve been spending most of my time this last week picking cherries, so I don’t have much exciting to really talk about.  But I collected some pictures around the orchard, and I wanted to share them so you could see how everything is doing.  Things are looking good!

Iris A lot of you folks have probably enjoyed seeing Peg’s iris collection blooming on the hill next to the market, either this year or in the past.  Those iris made their way up from Tennessee when Dale and Peg moved back here, and they’ve been doing great.  Iris rhizomes will grow to the point […]

Strawberries Wayne County got hit by frost Sunday night/Monday morning.  Most everything at the Orchard came through fine, but the strawberries being right on the ground, got the coldest air.  We got a little damage, but nothing catastrophic.  So I figured I’d take the “opportunity” to show what a damaged strawberry blossom looks like. DON’T […]

Asparagus The asparagus is coming up nicely now.  The warmer it is outside, the faster it grows, which means the more I can cut.  But I should be able to harvest some just about every morning for the next month and a half or so. Bloom Update As the trees are progressing out in the […]

Happy Spring, everyone!! Yes, it seems to finally be here. I figured a good place to start with our brand new website would be a quick update with some pictures of how things are looking around the orchards right now. The crazy weather the last couple of weeks shut down all the plants/trees’ progress. We […]