Hail Damage Possible?

Hail Damage Possible?

This morning we awoke to the sound of rain, very heavy rain, that quickly turned into hail. That was at 4:00 a.m. Unfortunately, the rain/hail mix returned several times during the next couple of hours. A little after 6 a.m., the hail returned in earnest, showering...
Heavy Crop Expected!

Heavy Crop Expected!

With a beautiful bloom this spring, we are now seeing a heavier than average crop. The cherries are forming nicely, so we anticipate a very good harvest in July. This may change depending on weather, of course, but for now we are seeing a particularly good crop on...
Deer

Deer

So many deer! Our herd varies in size throughout the year. Generally by late August we have as many as 30 in the orchards. They eat pretty much everything.  Their favorite place to sleep is in front of our house, on the lawn.  Most days, when coming home from work,...
Fawn

Fawn

We have a very large herd of deer. Every year, they give birth to a number of fawns. The fawns are fun to watch grow up, but cause more problems than their parents. Fawns don’t know what they can and can’t eat, so they try everything. This leaves a lot of...
Canada Geese

Canada Geese

My favorite of all our residents is the mated pair of Canada Geese. They’ve been coming for years and return every year. They hang out in the lower orchard and swim in the bay. Occasionally, they bring additional geese with them, some with goslings. They are...