Monthly Archives: June 2010

Plum Onslaught Continues

Today, Dave climbed up the ladder and harvested plums from the nether regions of our Methley plum trees. He harvested, and harvested and harvested. All in all, he picked about 40 pounds of the tasty little plums and he estimates … Continue reading

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Fire Blight Burns Through the Orchard

An organic fruit orchard is a tough thing to have in North Carolina (or anywhere in the Southeast) because of two things:  humidity and insects. The humidity allows bacteria and fungus of all kinds to thrive and the abundance of … Continue reading

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Methley Plum Overload

As I write this, I am kicking myself for not being a neater eater. I have eaten dozens of plums today, fresh off of our Methley plum tree, which is loaded with fruit. In the process of eating all of … Continue reading

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Finally, Blueberries!

We’ve been trying for years to get our blueberry plants to produce even their first quart of blueberries. We have over twenty plants, but drought, rabbits, deer, crows and other factors have kept the plants from thriving. Not so this … Continue reading

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A Pig Named Chuck

Our neighbors got a pig as a wedding gift. If I had a good redneck joke to insert here, I would. But the fact remains that, here in the heart of North Carolina, it is relatively normal for folks to … Continue reading

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