• It’s PRUNING Time

    It’s PRUNING Time

      We like a long winter. Orchard visitors often ask ‘what do you do in the winter?’ Answer: Prune the trees! Question: ‘ALL of them?’ Answer: ‘That’s the plan – usually we get it done. ‘  A long winter gives us a little more time, keeping the trees in dormancy while we operate. Why bother?  […]

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  • Video Flashback!

    Video Flashback!

    Do you know The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan? Wonderful book, very good documentary film. Brenda (chief of office & retail, in-house photographer) just discovered that PBS generously keeps the movie plus extras available on line. Fulfilling our 2016 resolution to brag more, below find the link to one of BoD’s three BONUS VIDEOS […]

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  • EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

    EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

    Our Events Calendar is on the blink so here’s the February lineup:  February 8-10: CiderCon in Chicago, mostly of interest to cider-makers or would-be cider-makers. February 11: Cider Summit in Chicago, a ticketed event with dozens of cidermakers pouring scores of ciders for tasters who want to take a long trip into ciderspace without leaving […]

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