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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
What’s been happening in the Orchard?
4/16/2018 - 10:19:26 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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What’s been happening in the Orchard?Arbor Day is coming up on April 27. In honor of that day, I’d like to share what we’ve been doing with our trees here at Kauffman’s. To see what typically goes on this time of year, let’s open Faith, Family, and Fruit, the book about the Kauffman’s family and business history…Spring (p. 38)“While sn... Read More
Freezing Weather: An Automatic Insect Deterrent?
2/8/2018 - 2:26:45 PM
by Guest Blogger
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Freezing Weather: An Automatic Insect Deterrent? Freezing Weather: An Automatic Insect Deterrent? With the fluctuation of temperatures this winter, you may be wondering how many insects we’ll see in the spring. During an uncommonly cold winter, an often heard sentiment is, “HA! Fewer insects in the spring!” Such a declaration might produce some w... Read More
Deep Freeze in the Orchard
2/8/2018 - 2:15:15 PM
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Deep Freeze in the Orchard We have been receiving a lot of questions on how the cold weather affects our fruit trees. To answer the question, our Orchard Master relayed that a deep freeze in the middle of winter generally does not have an adverse affect on our trees. However, very low temperatures can freeze the fruit buds o... Read More

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