September 22, 2019

Whew! It's been quite a year so far at Depot Street Orchard. It wasn't long after we moved into our newly built home at the orchard site, that the season started in earnest. We thinned our trees and bagged the fruit in the spring and early summer. By the end of July, i...

June 9, 2019

    The beginning of April saw our new home finished and all of the pear trees in bloom. I have been encouraging native pollinators like the blue orchard mason bee to stick around and thrive, and I guess they did. The trees were full of fruit. Sandy was out there...

September 28, 2018

Just a quick update about the orchard. It was a rough year for fruit. The high temperatures in February, followed by the Spring frosts, killed all of our Asian pears before they even had a chance to form.

This was a blessing in disguise. As the summer progressed we unex...

October 18, 2017

This is about a month late getting out. After a busy season and a steep learning curve, we've finally recovered for the fall and winter. Hope you enjoy the update...

We've been selling our Asian pears at the Boone St Market as they have become ripe throughout the season...

August 27, 2017

The last time I was home I put some lily pads in our pond. This pond was once a muddy cow pond. Now it's just muddy. We hope that adding plants like these will help to clean up the water.

The lily's are now blooming, and they really do brighten up the pond.

We also disco...

August 10, 2017

Yesterday we hit another milestone. Our first dozen or so Asian pears went on sale at the Boone St. Market in Jonesborough, TN. Like a proud new parent, I took my small bundle of delight to them to be weighed and checked in. And here they sit in the cooler ready for so...

March 30, 2017

                                  Most all the trees are in bloom. Thankfully there are plenty of natural pollinators around since I haven't gotten my bees yet. Was a beautiful day today, I was working on the irrigation and Sandy was planting onions and garlic. Guess t...

March 28, 2017

    We got our web site up and running today. We'll fill in the remaining blank spaces over time. Our hope is for this site to give family, neighbors, friends, and future friends a little insight into our farming endeavor. Also to extend an invitation to stop by if you...

July 22, 2016

We got our new well drilled. Didn't want to drill another hole but the first wells water never did clear up. As you can see from the picture, soon after turning this one on the water looks great. Tested good also. The first well had over 10 ppm of iron in it, this one...

November 18, 2015

Turkey's checking things out.

I've been seeing a couple different flocks of turkeys on and off since last year. This is one flock I saw this fall, about 10 males as near as I can tell. Looking for the ladies I imagine.

The well is finally finished, unfortu...

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