Get ready! The season is almost here! The berries are looking good: lots of baby berries and lots of blossoms coming on! We have planted two new acres on plastic. These will be pick-able later in the season.
We are also expanding and moving the raspberries! The existing raspberry fields will remain pick-able until the new plants are mature enough to "take over." This will be in 3 years. We are also increasing the size of our blueberry field. We are planting more late blueberries to extend the season. These will be ready in 3 - 5 years. We are also experimenting with fruit trees. We have planted 100 dwarf apple trees, 20 dwarf sour cherry trees and 5 dwarf sweet cherry trees. We are very excited with the promise they show!
We have also planted Christmas trees! These will be ready in 5 - 7 years, depending in how big you like your Christmas tree.
Perhaps the most visible change is the expansion of the deer fence. The deer have been a real problem for us! We have so many delectable edible things. We had just planted the new raspberry bushes and the next day we found a deer snacking on them! We hope to convince them to look elsewhere!