Winter is not giving up without a fight – we got about 20 inches of snow in the last storm – more coming down today.
We will get back to pruning when we can dig the snow away from the gate to get back inside the orchard.
Hope everyone is having a good winter – raspberries will start in early July.

Snow in Old orchard Ilow res MG_1963




We  took advantage of the beautiful weather for the last two weeks of October to do a lot of mowing, take down all our orchard signs, clean up flower beds, put away all the harvest stuff in the barn and put the equipment back in, fix the broken wagons,  etc. etc.
We have had more Facebook messages/comments than I am able to respond to – thank you all for sending them.
We did manage to get away for a short vacation to Maine last week – just after the storm and had great weather – wind created some really big surf.
There appear to be a good number of fruit buds on the trees, so the first of many steps is in place for next years crop – stay tuned.

Maine Oct 30 - Copy





Thanks for helping us have a great season.  We were pleased to have much better weather than forecast for our last weekend.  We took the photo sitting on a bench outside the barn as the sun went down Sunday evening.
Almost all the apples were picked – the nature of a pick your own business is that we never get quite all of the fruit picked.  Some of what is left will go to the food cupboard and for cider vinegar – the rest will go to the wild turkeys.
Hope everyone has a good winter – come see us in July for raspberries.

Last Day photo Oct 15 - Copy

Apples with a View !