Archive for December, 2008
Our orchards are now covered with a thick, insulating blanket of snow. This snow will protect tree roots from the extremes of a cold winter. Unfortunately, it also provides protective cover for voles, those small, mouse-like creatures that like to eat the bark and roots of our apple trees. They can travel freely under the [...]
It has been cold and our fruit trees have been dormant for some time now. Apple trees shed their leaves a week or two earlier than normal this year and should be fully dormant and ready for the cold. Now all we want is a nice blanket of insulating snow.
While nothing visible is happening with [...]