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Mushrooms in the orchard – Nov 2012

November has been a cool and rainy month for us this year. This kind of weather certainly brings out the mushrooms! There are a lot of “old friends” popping up everywhere in the orchard, inky caps, fairy cups and clumps … Continue reading

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Asparagus Berries/Seed

While traveling past one of the Harry & David pear orchards a week or so back, the family noticed a bunch of red berries on a plant growing along the roadside. After stopping to look, it was obvious that it … Continue reading

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Water Chestnuts – Harvest Day

The water chestnut experiment was completed today. Overall, I would say that the experiment to see if water chestnuts could be grown in southern Oregon was a success. However, the total yield was very small (~2 lbs) from the 16 … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds

We’re working on processing and packaging some seed from the vegetable garden today, so I thought I would post pics of some of the seed we have put aside this year. Good seed production from the carrots! The swiss chard … Continue reading

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Snacking in the Orchard

The heat of summer has finally arrived, it seems. With it comes the chance to sample some new flavors of fruit and berries! I was excited to see the Tayberries plumping up over the past week, and now they have … Continue reading

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honeybees and woodchips?

We had a chipping crew come out about a month ago and help us process some of the trees and branches that we have had to take down and clear out in preparation for the coming construction season. Once they … Continue reading

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A newt in the orchard

Went out to check on the orchard today after the very rare summer rain and came across this little fellow: While we have many fence lizards that call the orchard their home, a handful of 5-lined skinks and even a … Continue reading

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