Buffalo Ridge Orchard

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Sharpening up our pruning skills

Pruners all freshly sharpened & oiled

Pruners all freshly sharpened & oiled

It’s time to get our Felco’s out and get our apple and pear trees shaped up for 2014.  There’s only about a month and a half to try to work through our 2,700 apple trees and 250 pears, but with sub-zero temps for a high, I spent this afternoon breaking down all possible ‘secateurs’ that we could find on the farm and getting them sharpened and oiled to get them in ship-shape for pruning.  I don’t know that we’ll break the freezing point before we get more snow and another cold snap in a few days, but warming spring temperatures will get here eventually, and I’m sure that those apple blossoms will pop open once they do!

About buffaloridgeorchard

Buffalo Ridge Orchard grows vegetables, apples, and pears for local coops and farmer's markets. We have over 25 different types of new and classic apple varieties. In 2011 we installed our first moveable hoop house which allows us to grow greens and root vegetables in the winter and get an early start on tomatoes and extend the season for other vegetable crops.

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