Orchard Moments at the Farm

Meandering around in a hurry... Spring is nigh!

Looking for success!

Above: Garrett started re-thinking our later (2011) Honeycrisp plantings and decided to use the B118 rootstocks we'd established to really get more cider apples moving.  Now these promising Dabinette scions are ready for their first year on this tree!

 

Why we make Ice Cider from fresh-pressed juice

Above: Bledded Golden Russet in the orchard.  Frozen, thawed, frozen, thawed... mealy, smushy but brilliant in color!

 

Not Success: Girdling

This Dabinette didn't make it.  Sad face... despite the tree guard (pushed up for this pic), the bark mulch was too inviting for our many vole friends.  Goose and Reepicheep, asleep on the job!