Winter in the Orchard

Winter in the Orchard

Yesterday I went to take some pictures of Dave pruning.  Because Dave prunes, every. single. day of the winter and well into spring, so I figured I should at least document it here. Turns out I am not so good at getting pruning pictures when the sun is coming over the...
The Gang

The Gang

There are many things in starting a business I did not anticipate. The amount of work it took, beyond the extreme amount I expected. The amount of money it required, and continues to require, to run. The amount of sacrifice from our children, our parents, our friends,...
Not “That” Cascara

Not “That” Cascara

For several years now, cáscara has been on my radar. “Now wait a minute Missy  – Cascara?!” you say – let me assure you, it is not “that” kind of cascara. For those of you who may be familiar with the, ahem – therapeutic...
Bottling

Bottling

One of the biggest jobs for a small operation like ours is bottling. We have a pretty great setup for a small operation, but unless we were to get really big (we won’t) there are no automated equipment options to make the process faster.  So all winter, January...
Community Plum Cider

Community Plum Cider

Even though apples are still a few weeks away, plums are right around the corner.  Some of you may remember a small experimental cider we put out last season in which we co-fermented Italian plums, vanilla pods, and our apples.  The resulting Vanilla Plum cider was a...