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...

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...

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 29, 2015

We had a little snow a couple of days ago and I was concerned about our Asian pear trees.  As you can see from this photo they're actually starting to bud!  Hopefully the weather is going to get progressively warmer.  I wonder if we'll get a few blossoms this year.  I...

March 15, 2015

Our first 126 trees arrived March 4th, complete with directions for planting.  Because we were just recovering from a deep freeze followed by rain and thawing, we opted to plant them 3 days later.  Bob had already dug the preliminary holes in what we thought would be w...

January 28, 2015

As I stepped into the truck today to take the 25 minute drive to Jonesborough, TN, the sky was clear, and the only hint of snow was the white mountain tops which surround us.  Remembering my friends in New England and the relentless blizzard they had just endured, I wa...

January 25, 2015

When we purchased our 20 acre farm in Jonesborough, TN we had the intention of building our home there. That is still our intention, but in the meantime we have discovered a new project, the prospect of which, tickles us to no end.  

I love asian pears. My husban...

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