Friday, July 30, 2010

Blueberries, Blueberries and more Blueberries!!

Well looks like my pictures come up as words so sorry, no pictures again :(

Blueberries are never ending it seems. We are picking our late variety, Liberty, then we start again on our 3rd picking of Bluecrop.

We are soon to be starting wheat harvest, then combining our spinach and cabbage seed. I had great pictures to show you too which is a bummer.

The corn is growing well...about knee high right now. The beans too. Can't easily walk between the rows anymore. Sounds like we will be harvesting beans before 2 weeks are over.

Our fruit stand has been open the last week. We will be open again today (Friday) but closed tomorrow (Sat) because we are out of blueberries until Monday. We will be open again on Monday. Our new hours are 12-6pm. Blueberries and 3 types of fresh garlic are available at the stand now. Cherries and Marionberries are finished for the year.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blueberry Availability Update

For those of you interested in we-pick/u-pick blueberries:

We are waiting for our blueberries to ripen again but are hoping we will have some ready by Monday for a guess. If you'd like to order some please call us at the phone number below, or look for the fruit stand to open next week.

We are planning on having the fruit stand out on 99E (1/2 mile north of Brooks) again this year when the next picking is ready. The days will be irregular because it depends on when berries are ready. We want the berries to be the freshest possible for you! We do know the hours will be 10am - 6pm when we are open, and we will have a credit/debit card available.

We also will have Sweetheart Cherries (Dark Red) Available...

If you are interested in u-picking, give us a call at 503-991-7207. $1.00/pound.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Corn, Chinese Cabbage seed and Beans

Corn trying to emerge. After we planted, it rained a lot, then it got hot. Because of that, the soil formed a hard crust. The corn seed sprouts are pretty tough though and somehow usually make it through. To help it along though, we decided to give the field a little water to try to loosen the crust.

Grandpa and I making plans of what to do next in the day :)

Chinese Cabbage (Bok Choy) This we are growing for seed. This picture was taken a few weeks ago. Right now the field is absolutely beautiful. The bushes have grown taller and the whole field is solid gold.

Beans starting to grow.

We use this hard hose reel to water the corn. We try to move it twice a day when we are watering.

More pictures to come....trying to load 5 more but the computer is being stubborn right now!

We did already pick the 1st picking of our early blueberries. Next will be to pick our midseason bluberries or do the 2nd picking of the early ones. Besides than we are working on keeping everything watered...especially with these 100 degree days.

Soon it will be time to harvest wheat....a few weeks...