Back in the Saddle

Even as I sit here early on a snowy Sunday morning, I know there’s lots happening out in the orchard. Oh sure, the leaves have lost their leaves, all the apples have been picked. But those trees–as well as me–are thinking about next season already. As soon as the trees have accumulated enough chilling hours (a minimum amount of cold temperatures required to grow properly), those trees will want to grow again with the first warm temperatures. Apricots and Japanese plums are by far the most sensitive–that is, they’ll need the fewest chilling hours before they’r ready to go. The same goes for me. After a little down time and some well deserved R&R, I will be ready to go shortly after the first of the year. The orchards will still need until April before they’re adequately primed, but after that it is all hands on deck: we’ve got another season in front of us. Stay Tuned!

After a few weeks of no posts, please look for several new posts each week through the winter. Happy Holidays!


About Farmer Mike Biltonen

Mike Biltonen is lifelong farmer with a passion for great tasting, sustainably grown food. He also has an opinion and this blog is his soapbox. But mostly he just likes to farm. Enjoy!
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