Category Archives: Orchard Updates

Newsletter: Ohio Farmer and Proud of It

Hello everyone! What a difference a week makes!  This photo was taken exactly a week ago during that freak snow storm!  Nothing like the weather in Ohio to keep you on your toes.   It is has been HOT these last couple of days.  There are actual flowers blooming on the cherry trees!   We have to […]

Newsletter: Winter Orchard Tour

Hello everyone! If you can’t tell, or have not watched them yet, I am having a blast making videos for our orchard!  It is so much fun to run around the farm looking for things to film and share with you guys.  I have a lot of ideas for upcoming videos, so stay tuned. This […]

Newsletter: Coffee is Back!

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 […]

A New Addition to Our Family!

Hello Everyone! We would like to introduce to you…Cooper Vodraska!  Our new puppy!  Chris and I drove to Virginia to pick him up and bring him home this week!  I am sure there will be MANY more photos to show you later, but we wanted to make an official introduction on our newsletter. Needless to […]

Winter Fun!

So, we are a week into 2021!  How is everyone feeling?  I feel about the same!  I was recently thinking about how people might wonder what farmers do during the “off-season.”  I had no idea before I started working with Chris. Turns out, there is a lot to do!  As they say, there is no rest […]

U-Picking at Rittman Orchards

Hello all!  Hello Fall!  This season brings all sorts of goodies along with cool weather: pumpkins, apple picking, cider, and my personal favorite, caramel apples.  We typically sell out of these delightful treats by the end of each day, but if I am lucky, I get to take one home.  🙂  Abbie won’t eat them […]

Cider, Honeycrisp and U-Pick

Well, hello again!  It’s Amanda. Fall has arrived! I know because for the first few days of cooler weather, I always forget my sweatshirt! I, myself, am excited about the cooler weather and the approach of autumn.    As we say goodbye to summer and the peaches, don’t be sad…we get to say hello to […]

Peaches, peaches, peaches

Hi everyone, It’s Amanda again!  So, what have the peaches been up to?  How are all the melons getting along with one another?  Are the plums and the nectarines here yet?  What are Abbie’s latest words? Ok, maybe not the last one.  But, all these questions and more will be covered in the next few […]