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Snow’s Here!

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 [...]

Winter Sleep

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 [...]