At the Orchard

Summer in the Orchard

Farming at Pietree is special for so many reasons. The beauty here is definetly one of them. These shots were taken this week by Patrick McDonald, our Orchardist's Assistant. Take a peak at what he gets to do and see everyday! 

Here Patrick takes a break to enjoy the mountains in the background while harvesting NOP Vista Belle Apples. 

Here Patrick takes a break to enjoy the mountains in the background while harvesting NOP Vista Belle Apples. 

Here is our biggest crop of Vista Belle Apples from the NOP side. We grow according to National Organic Protocol on one side of the orchard. This the first year we have had a crop of NOP Vista Belles worth bragging over! YAY! Samples available in the farmstand this week! 

Here is our biggest crop of Vista Belle Apples from the NOP side. We grow according to National Organic Protocol on one side of the orchard. This the first year we have had a crop of NOP Vista Belles worth bragging over! YAY! Samples available in the farmstand this week! 

A dove nest was found in a Cortland Tree. We chose to work around it- avoiding the area and not putting applications on the tree that could harm the birds. The birds successfully hatched and moved along yesterday. 

A dove nest was found in a Cortland Tree. We chose to work around it- avoiding the area and not putting applications on the tree that could harm the birds. The birds successfully hatched and moved along yesterday. 

The mother dove taking care of the babies. 

The mother dove taking care of the babies. 

A beautiful end to the day. 

A beautiful end to the day.