From Winter Directly Into Summer

There was no spring this year.  Temperatures went from below freezing to balmy weather within days and have stayed there.  Orchard work has taken off at a run.  And we have had no rain whatsoever after a dry, blustery winter.

Monday I picked up two packages of bees and installed them Tuesday morning…

Yesterday i also tinned chaps using a mix of 2 part bees wax (ours), 1 part boiled linseed oil, and 1 part mineral spirits.  And then I trimmed apple trees all afternoon performing a major pruning on some…

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Deer took a heavy toll on the apples this winter…

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