Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Donut Peaches!

We have yellow and white donuts. They are super sweet, fun to eat and only around for a week. Be sure to get by to try them.

While you're here say "hi" to Mr. Frog. He lives next to the parking lot in a puddle (one of many puddles these days) We haven't been able to get a picture of his roommate, but if you sneak up on them by the shed you can sometimes spot them both.
We're finally starting to pick the Red Haven peaches. These are the first of the main season yellows. There'll be more to follow in the next couple weeks.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's been so LONG since it rained!

Chelsea picked the first flowers for bouquets, the pie lady is making peach pies,
cobblers are coming for the weekend, so it's all good.
The boys look so cute in their rain gear -- off to pick white nectarines.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bird Netting

The Bird Netting arrived via the Fed Ex truck, which Hale likes because she makes him stop at the entrance so she can get a ride...good thing the driver is really nice! We're covering the Blackberries which are getting ripe quickly. As soon as we finished the birds were very noisy and angry that we eliminated their feast. This is the view from the back of the barn today, in the rain.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Wow, the heat is really bringing in the fruit. We're picking the white nectarines, white peaches and 2 varieties of yellow peaches.
As usual we have to send the customers outside to eat their peaches, they're just too juicy!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Next year's strawberries.

Next on the list is to get all the strawberry beds renovated and ready for next year. Gary mows off the plants, then runs over the rows with the rototiller with the center tines removed. This narrows the rows back to the main plant. The newly planted strawberries are being hoed again. This random sunflower was too fun to hoe out so now it's blooming.

The Ginger Gold apple trees are in the background. They are usually early, around the second week of August.

We're waiting for the bird netting to arrive. It'll go over the blackberries first, then we'll figure out how to cover the raspberry tunnels.

The first Early Yellow Peaches are ready! We're open at the farm every day but Sunday. The Sugar May is the first white peach and we expect to pick that closer to the end of this week. It's still a little firm. White Nectarines are about 10 days out.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Salmon is in

What do we do while waiting for peaches? We've been weeding, and mowing and getting packages from Alaska. What? Yes, the smoked salmon has arrived from alaska and boy are we excited!! I know lots of people have been waiting for our shipment. See picture below...

We expect to pick some Peaches for Sat. and that should be the very beginning of 8 weeks of peach season.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Now what?

The farm stand is closed for the moment. We are picking the black raspberries, but they will all go into jam. I've decided we need more sour cherries. Gary will order the trees this week and we'll plant them this fall or next spring. Many people wanted sour cherries for their pies or to freeze- who would have thought that would be a hot item? I definately don't want to plant more sweet cherries, what a bother they are. I think we could do PYO pie cherries right after strawberries and everyone would be happy. They hardly have any bird damage and the rain only squished them a little. More to follow on that...

I once again tied up the blackberries and black raspberry bushes, they are growing like crazy! Obviously the rain is good for something. The early peaches are starting to color up and Gary thinks 10 days to 2 weeks, which is what I put on the sign out front. So we're good.

Have a happy 4th of July, we're planning to listen to the Riverside Symphonia at Tinicum. It's been a while since we were there but it's always amazing.