We knew it was coming but still a bit of a surprise when it did show up… winter of course! We’ve had a dusting of snow, not too serious, but when 8″ to 10″ come down: Fall is over.
We have things pretty much buttoned up for the season, the farm put to bed. There’s always more to be done, but really its great to have it all covered up, once we got over the shock.
There’s still some leaves on the trees, which are falling fast now. Its been a good Autumn as far as the trees going dormant in a timely fashion (the weather progressively cooling down all Fall and not too early a freeze when the trees aren’t quite dormant, and more susceptible to cold damage) and the snow is great insulation for the roots as its been fairly cold this last week (down to zero F). So now we can worry about if next years fruit buds have been damaged by the cold. I’m not too concerned about it, but its always lurking in the back of my mind…
AND, last but definitely not least, a big THANK YOU to all our customers !!
We couldn’t do it with out you all, besides making it possible for us to make a living from our farm, you’re all amazing, interesting, fun, generous etc etc that its a true pleasure to know you all. Thanks!
Have great Winter and we hope to see you in July with cherries!