Category Archives: Orchard Updates

Easter Pies and April News

Hi everyone, So far it looks like we’ve made it through the crazy weather with only a little damage to the cherries, plums and peaches.  But I think we still have a pretty decent crop left on those three, and everything else looks good at this point.  But we’re not out of the woods yet.  […]

Peaches, Pristine Apples, and Photos From Around the Farm

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 […]

How Things Look – A Photo Update

The berry display in out market

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 and a Crop Update

The iris display in the market

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 […]

Strawberry Update, More Planting and Photos

Planting strawberries using the mechanical transplanter

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, Bloom, and Tree Planting

Asparagus, coming up in the field

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 […]

Spring Is Here!!!

Pink peach blossoms in the orchard on April 17

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 […]