Monday, March 30, 2009

Peach Trees in Bloom

Our peaches have started to bloom! Some of the earlier varieties are showing some beautiful blossoms - check out the photos. The peaches on these trees will ripen in early-mid August.

Our apple trees are starting to leaf out now - the blossoms will begin to push out soon.

As you can see, it was a gorgeous day today. Sunny and 60s, a bit windy, a great day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rainy Day!

It's raining! We are so happy to see some precipitation today. It's been a dry winter. Here is a picture of the view today.

The peach and apple trees have not bloomed yet, but with a couple of warm days, it will be happening soon. We will be posting photos and updates as the bloom occurs.
Today is a day for us to catch up on some indoor work. We are repairing equipment, changing oil in the tractors, taking inventory of supplies and stock, and readying our machinery for spring work.

Stay warm and enjoy this wet day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's still winter in Virginia

Yes, we've got Spring Fever, but this morning we woke up to a reminder that winter is still here! A lovely snow blanketed our area this morning, including the orchard and vineyard on Carter Mountain. Here are a few photos - most of you don't see the orchard when it looks like this!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Welcome to the Carter Mountain Orchard blog! We look forward to keeping you up to date on what's going on in the orchard, and our area. Check back often for updates (or better yet, subscribe to this blog so you will always be in the know!).

We had several inches of snow earlier this week, and now it's melting fast (read, MUD!). With the warm temperatures that are predicted for this weekend, the trees will really start start thinking spring and we'll be watching them carefully for buds! The pruning is complete, and we are readying the barn, bakery, and wine shop for our SPRING opening this year! We will be open on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) from 10-5, beginning April 17th. It will be here before we know it!
Enjoy this sunset photo! It's one of our favorites.......