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Pruning the Orchard: Part Three of a Three Part Series
3/19/2019 - 9:54:36 AM
by Jeff Pauls & Clair Kauffman
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Pruning the Orchard:  Part Three of a Three Part Series Last week, we learned what a pruned tree should look like. There were even pictures! This week we want to delve into some other benefits that pruning brings to the tree. Disease and pests are a constant reality that must be managed with diligence and wisdom. As much as possible, we implement the mo... Read More
Pruning the Orchard: Part Two of a Three Part Series
3/15/2019 - 9:15:07 AM
by Jeff Pauls & Clair Kauffman
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Pruning the Orchard:  Part Two of a Three Part Series Last week, in Pruning the Orchard: Part One, we learned a little bit about the opportunity pruning affords our personnel to enjoy the wonders of fall and winter and some of our goals for pruning. In the next few paragraphs, our Orchard Manager gives us details on apical dominance, tree form, and su... Read More
Pruning the Orchard: Part One of a Three Part Series
3/6/2019 - 3:57:13 PM
by Jeff Pauls & Clair Kauffman
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Pruning the Orchard:  Part One of a Three Part SeriesEvery year the orchard has to be pruned. If we don’t prune, we would just have a forest. Which, don’t get me wrong, forests are awesome, but a fruit farm has to have fruit to sell. So, right there, in that last sentence, is the implication that we need our fruit trees to produce fruit. With this ser... Read More
Habits of Growth and Productivity
1/16/2019 - 12:29:51 PM
by Kauffmans Fruit Farm
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Habits of Growth and ProductivityFrom Clair Kauffman’s Journal (1/12/18) - Orchard ManagerPhotos: Kauffman’s OrchardsWinter in the orchard is a time for the fruit farmer to observe tree growth from the previous season. The icy winter chill has chased much of the trees’ vitality into the hidden root zone, leaving naked and leafless ... Read More
Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 4 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Soil Health
9/17/2018 - 2:45:05 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 4 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Soil Health“Planting is really one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just, I don’t know, something exciting about birth, and that’s kinda the equivalent here in the orchard. You put a tree in the ground and it’s dormant and it looks dead. After a bit it starts coming to life. Those little things take a... Read More
Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 3 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Tree Health and Yield
8/20/2018 - 11:13:41 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 3 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Tree Health and Yield“Planting is really one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just, I don’t know, something exciting about birth, and that’s kinda the equivalent here in the orchard. You put a tree in the ground and it’s dormant and it looks dead. After a bit it starts coming to life. Those little things take a... Read More
Where Did Peach Cobbler Come From?
7/16/2018 - 8:48:18 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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Where Did Peach Cobbler Come From?Here’s one way to haul peaches. Ray Kauffman brings in peaches some time in the 1940s.What’s your opinion of peach cobbler? Are you a fan? It may depend on the recipe you made or how it turned out. It might be just a matter of taste. Some recipes are sweeter than others, while some recipes are less ... Read More
Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 2 (a 4 part series) Deciding What to Plant
7/9/2018 - 2:56:26 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 2 (a 4 part series) Deciding What to Plant “Planting is really one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just, I don’t know, something exciting about birth, and that’s kinda the equivalent here in the orchard. You put a tree in the ground and it’s dormant and it looks dead. After a bit it starts coming to life. Those little things take a... Read More
Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 1 (a 4 part series)
5/28/2018 - 9:19:44 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 1 (a 4 part series) Part 1: When, Where, & What to Plant “Planting is really one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just, I don’t know, something exciting about birth, and that’s kinda the equivalent here in the orchard. You put a tree in the ground and it’s dormant and it looks dead. After a bit it starts c... Read More
It’s Time for Spring Cleaning. Have You Thought About Recycling?
4/30/2018 - 11:07:42 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning. Have You Thought About Recycling?Recycling is such a simple concept, and it seems like it should be simple to do. If you’ve ever tried it, I’m sure you’d have your own opinion. After looking into it, I’m not so sure. Who knew it could be so daunting? No wonder many of us don’t participate, saying, “Meh, it’s easier to put it into t... Read More