We are enjoying  the wind down after a really good harvest.  Plenty of things to do including putting away all the harvest stuff in our barn, draining the irrigation pipes, mowing to discourage the mice and voles, cleaning up flower beds, putting machinery away for the winter.  Sylvia has made 60 quarts of apple sauce and an occasional pie.
We are planning a short trip to the coast of Maine week after next and then trips at Thanksgiving and Christmas to spoil the grandchildren.
Thanks to everyone who came to help us get the apples harvested.  Pictures show our now quiet orchard plus rainbow and sunset.

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Wednesday is our last day

We are winding up a great harvest – we have seen lots and lots of familiar folks and many new ones as well.
Wednesday Oct 15 will be our last day.  As I said in yesterday’s post, there are still good McIntosh in the old orchard,  lesser amounts of Cortland, Fuji, and Empire in the new orchard – drops throughout the orchard.
After we close, we will pick remaining apples for the Manchester Food Cupboard and a farmer will get drops to make cider vinegar.  The turkeys, the mice and the foxes will take care of the rest.
If you can not make it up tomorrow, you can get good apples already picked at Dutton’s Farm Stand (tel 802-362-3083) 1 mile east (towards Bromley Mtn) off exit 4 on the new Rt 7.  They will have apples all winter including utility grade for cooking and sauce.
So thanks for making it a good harvest – if we don’t see you tomorrow, we look forward to seeing you next year!