Category Archives: apple orchard

Ten things to keep in mind when starting a small orchard in Iowa

I met with a young man this afternoon who wants to plant 100 apple trees on his acreage.  I invited him to our property  this afternoon to go over some basics. I knew I could pass onto him in 30 … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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What The World Needs Now, More Than Ever, If That Is Possible…

Stopped by the self-serve apple wagon at noon to check on things and spotted a note in the money jar.  (See above) It made my day.  DM

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Texture

Picture of our Honey crisp apples I stopped by our self serve apple wagon an hour ago to check on sales… One of the honey crisp that had a blemish in it, so I removed it from the cooler and … Continue reading

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Nest Building

Photo compliments of Wikimedia Standing in front of the kitchen sink the other morning, I saw a sparrow with his beak full of nesting material….dead grass, and what looked like strands of old baler twine.   Next to him was … Continue reading

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10 reasons you need to plant an orchard

Hanging scale in our sales area 1.  Photo opportunities.   Our apple orchard constantly changes with the seasons.   There is always something catching my eye and bringing me joy. Royal Court apple tree in bloom this Spring 2.  It provides the … Continue reading

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Thin Places Revisited

“Doug, I was wondering if you had any more apples that needed picking….I really enjoyed doing that last weekend, it was so relaxing.”    Message on the answering machine from our friend Marilyn      Later when Marilyn did stop out, … Continue reading

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