Wow, what a whirlwind of a spring! It was a relatively cool, wet spring, but a couple of weeks of 80+ degree, sunny days caused the orchard to bloom and the woods to leaf out within days! Our apple trees went from tight cluster to petal fall within a week.
Here is this year's progression of spring aerials:
We're currently in the in-between period of time when we are done selling plant starts, and waiting for our crops to ripen. There is plenty to do on the farm, training trees, mulching with wood chips and straw, planting annuals (like 1/4 acre of winter squash and PUMPKINS for our farm stand!), mowing, and so, so much more.
Here are our early peas in the high tunnel. They are flowering now, and it won't be too long before we have peas at the Ithaca Farmers Market!
Here is a photo of our new willow planting! We planted about 1/4 acre of basketry willow this spring. Stay tuned- we plan on selling dried willow for basket weaving in years to come on our website.
As always, stay up to date with our farm work by following us on Instagram and visiting us in person each weekend at the Ithaca Farmers Market. instagram.com/underthetreefarms