Sunday, August 30, 2009

End of Summer? No Way!!!

We are still picking summer fruit - peaches, nectarines, raspberries and blackberries. How can it be time for school to start? We did pick the first 3 apples - Zestar, Ginger Gold and Sansa.

This week we'll pick the Gala Apple. We're picking the JH Hale yellow peaches, still picking yellow Nectarines and the white peaches this week are NJ252 (before they named it) and
Lady Nancy. I like Lady N because it has a yellow racing stripe which seems very daring in a white peach!
We are missing our college kids - Hillary, Liz, Eric, Austin, Casey D. and Kaleigh but wishing them the best as they pursue their education. We still have "the boys" for a few more days - Michael, Michael and David - until High School starts. We should see about Home Schooling ...
Anyway Casey here for a few weeks so be sure to say "HI" when you're here - and then it's just us Regulars.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The first thing you see is the smoothie stand. Willie Cosner and Rose Johnson did an amazing job keeping everyone cool with strawberry/peach smoothies.

Move along to the craft table while waiting for your hayride.

Sydney worked on flowers and butterflies.

Marnie got really good painting peaches.

Casey did a great job for her first Festival!

Everyone seemed to have a good time.
We had full participation on the hayrides and people enjoyed picking and eating peaches.
7 batches of peach and peach raspberry ice cream were consumed. Wow!
Thanks to all who volunteered their time. We couldn't have done it without you. The Hahn boys and Michael did an amazing job directing people to ripe peaches and keeping everything going smoothly.
One more testimony to having the best customers
we could hope for and a great team to work with.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Peaches are delicious!

We had 2 beautiful days Friday and Saturday. The peaches are picking much better and we expect to harvest a lot of Sun Hi and Loring this week, both great for putting up.

The raspberries are coming full tilt and the blackberries have really sweetened up. We are definately planning on a good Peach Festival next Sat. the 15th. The Ernie's Choice should be really nice for picking if we leave them hanging this week. I know t-storms are forecast, but it'd be nice to just see some gentle rain this week instead. Bill Short has volunteered to lend his hay wagon again so we can do hayrides up to the peach orchard. All our friends and family are setting aside their Saturday plans to help out at the grill, entertainment, ice cream making and general being helpful. Thanks to all who have volunteered!!
Sam, Hillary, Casey, Chelsea and I finished the Tshirts for the festival.
This year we designed and printed our own. WOW!! They'll be available for sale on Saturday. Plan on spending some time seeing the farm and enjoying the day. We'll start around 9:30 and end around 4:30.

Gary says the Zestar apples are almost ready to pick!! These little trees have a huge apple crop...