What’s Your Reason?

What’s Your Reason?

After a Summer and Fall of fruit harvesting, it is time to reflect on what has influenced me to create action for next season. Especially, with the continuance of the Diamond Tree, which is an extended addition to the Orchard Run Newsletter, and more diversity in the...

A Very Special Selection Of Apple Trees

GOLDEN RUSSET APPLE   The past two years we have gone from working on my personal collection of historically interesting apple trees, to apple trees that are more advantageous to our clients. Such as Disease Resistance. We know that within our core area of Wisconsin,...
A Step Towards Growing Apples Naturally…

A Step Towards Growing Apples Naturally…

…starts by being particular in not only which location you are wanting to grow, but also in the selection of trees that you are planting in the first place. Sunlight, airflow, and several other components like diversity in available plants and even habitat for...

Collecting Scionwood

This time of year, I get out into the orchard more and more every passing day. It’s the exception this year that trips to the orchard are further apart more than normal simply because of the 3-5 feet of snow that slows one down considerably. Even with snowshoes, it...

Cold Snap…Whew!

Frosty GoldRush Apple We made it through another cold snap. Others made it, but not without some disasters of some sort. We had our share here too, but nothing we can’t or couldn’t handle, including one that we have yet to pay for. -35°F to -40°F temps was...

Pruner Talk…And A Horse

Felco 8 and ARS VS-8 If there were only two kinds of pruners left on the earth, I would hope that it would be these two right here. Now I’ve certainly had my share of pruners in my day, but these two are the ones that have stood out amongst the others. My first pair...