3-15-14

The cold temperatures on the morning of the 14th did more damage than I anticipated.  I saw 28 degrees at my house, but the orchard must have gone much colder.  I would guess low 20s in some areas.  Several varieties have been hit hard and all varieties have some degree of damage.  There will still be a good crop of peaches if the remaining buds survive the next month.  I believe the wet soil may have caused the buds to be tender and more vulnerable to freezing temperatures.  We are almost finished pruning and fertilizing.  We will be installing more irrigation lines in the young trees this month.  Check back for more farm news.

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