Friday, May 29, 2009

Strawberries begin.

We picked 50 quarts in 3 fields yesterday and then it rained 3/4 of an inch last night.
We'll wait a couple hours to scan the fields again. Luckily, the taste is wonderful and
reminds us why we wait so long for real strawberries. One advantage to not being
deep in berries is that we can get to work on the peach thinning. The peach crop looks
very nice, especially those donut peaches!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blackberries get their turn to bloom.

They sure look pretty when they bloom. I can't believe how well everythings grown.
We picked 3 quarts of strawberries for Memorial Day so it'll be sometime this week that they will all start to color up. I'm predicting we'll have some for sale this coming weekend and maybe Pick your own starting June 1...they sure taste good after waiting so long.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Picking up Maple Syrup!

Well, with all the rain I couldn't do much planting anyway... so off to Vermont I went with Clara.
We drove to Brattleboro on Monday and on Tuesday headed off to Albany, Vt.(not quite to Canada) Sonya met us when we arrived and along with her boys helped us load all the maple syrup into the van. I got to see the Sugaring Shack and the Sugar Bush. What a beautiful place! Now we have enough syrup for the season. Last year we sold out, so we are starting out with a little extra this year. Luckily, Kittredge's had a good year for making syrup. This is a picture from along the road.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Strawberries Bloom

This is probably the most perfect strawberry field ever. There are 3 varieties in this field with Earliglow blooming significantly ahead of the other 2. Every blossom is going to be a strawberry, so get ready to pick!