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The Ultimate Guide to Sourdough

Winter is coming... Which, for us, means life slows a bit. Having daylight from 4:30 am to 10 pm during the summer months just seems to...

Our First Harvest

Unprecedented. Unlike anything we have ever seen. Unbelievable. These are all words and phrases sent our way throughout and after the...

5 Year Old Bread

Work on the orchard is never-ending and all-encompassing. We knew this would be the case when we bought this property, and, for the most...

On the Orchard: an update

I skipped over a broad update on orchard happenings for the little snapshot of the bees. There is so much to be told about the happenings...

Darling, my honeybee

I apologize to the fledgling group of blog followers that have inquired about when I might be sending along another post. It has been...

Meet the Cherries

There are many questions surfacing relating to pruning and cherry varietals. I thought I would put together a brief post answering as...

The Making of Forest Cove Acres: McNeill

I am going to attempt to write a series that follows the founding of the orchard at the turn of the 20th century through our ownership as...

Weathering the Weather

Winter weather in Eastern Oregon typically comes in hard, earlier than expected. This whirlwind entrance quickly fades with a renewed...

Grafting History

We all yearn for a sense of connectedness. For belonging. It seems this is often linked to a desire to be from somewhere, or something....

The Learning Curve

Not being orchardists before, we have a sharp learning curve. Reminding ourselves to wonder "what if we succeed."

We Bought an Orchard

January 29, 2021- after just over four months of navigating a seemingly endless purchasing process, we are signed and recorded. We...

The History in the Name

Stress needs distraction. It seems each time this process doubled-down on frustrating stalls and control was outside our grasp, we...

Uncertainty and Momentary Heartbreak

There are innumerable cliché phrases relating to waiting, frustration, and emotional distress being a prerequisite for anything good in...

Let's Buy an Orchard

"Hey, I think we should go check out this orchard. That orchard we always drive by is for sale!" "An orchard, really? Why?" "It just...