Our Fruits & Veggies
Over the past few years we've slowing been plugging through all the much needed maintenance that was long over due. As we worked on cleaning up, we uncovered all sorts of awesome surprises.
We found a whole orchard full of peach, pear, cherry, & plum trees. There was a whole other orchard full of a variety of apple trees. We uncovered a large blueberry patch that was grossly over grown and full of briers. Among the other treasures we uncovered were wild black raspberries, grapevines, gooseberry bushes, red raspberries, random patches of asparagus, two very large chestnut trees, a multitude of black walnut trees, an old butternut tree and so much more!
The abundance of land we have provides plenty of space and fertile soil to grow anything else that we might want to grow such as seasonal veggies and herbs of all kinds.
In July we put out our fresh picked blueberries on a small roadside stand for neighbors and others to purchase. To these we add black & red raspberries & gooseberries. In August we try to have tomatoes, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, and other fresh veggies depending on what we felt like planting in the spring. Some years are fruitful and others, well not so much.
We are still working on getting the fruit trees in shape. They were pretty unkempt and have required quite a bit of pruning and care to get back in shape. Some years we can offer pears & peaches, some years a frost gets the flowers in the spring or the bugs or a fungus (we don't spray for anything on any of our produce) gets the fruit before we do.
Apples and pumpkins are the last of our yearly crops in September & October.