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What makes for a deliciously sweet berry? A year long labor of love from the farmer! Here is a behind the scenes look at a year in the life of the farmer whose labor brings to you that wonderful summer harvest: The field is beautiful with deep red foliage on the bushes contrasting the green grass.
Blueberry bushes set buds in the fall for next summer's crop. Fertilizing with compost and watering are critical to a good bud set.
Also, mowing the grass Farm best acres of it! There is six miles of row to manage for irrigation and mulching. Once falls draws to a Farm best the irrigation system is drained for the winter. When the bushes are dormant dropped all their leaves pruning is done to remove the old canes and to promote new growth.
New cane growth means new blueberries! There are almost seven thousand bushes to attend to. The farmer typically prunes about a third of the field each winter.
Raspberries are also pruned to remove the old canes. Old canes have a silvery peeling bark while the new canes have a smooth red appearance. Like blueberries, the fruit is produced on the new canes, not the old.
When there is inclement weather the farmer can be found in the barn where there is plenty of equipment maintenance and repairs to be done after a season of hard work. Farmer Bob is also a falconer. Falcons make great security guards for the berry patch during the summer harvest.
Just their presence keeps berry eating birds out of the field.
This is a very labor intensive season as plant and soil health is assessed and treated. Fertilizing to invigorate both the soil and plants is accomplished with a medley of natural cold pressed fish hydrolysate, compost tea, kelp, molasses, select minerals, and more applied both directly on the ground and as a foliar spray.
The berries require an inch of water a week, so depending on the rain irrigation may be required. The system is turned on and checked for leaks.
Weed control is accomplished by hand and continued mulching. New plants are put in. The grass is growing again too so many hours are put in on the mower. Raspberries are trellised and tied for easy harvesting and easy mowing in between the rows.
This is a very busy time of year resulting in typically fourteen hour days for the farmer. Supplies ordered in the spring arrive for the harvest season, the marketing barn is opened and cleaned, rows are marked for best picking, and post cards are mailed to let you know a new season has begun!
We are open every day for twelve hours from 8 am to 8 pm July and August, but the farmer is up with the sun and quit with the sun. Plastic owls, "scare eyes", flash tape, "Zelda" the mannequin scarecrow, and the mechanical bird distress call are all set out in the field for bird control.
Sticky traps are used to monitor for insect pests.Nov 22, · Happy Thanksgiving from Cold Antler Farm! We are in a true cold snap here in the Northeast! Last night dropped to 4° and both wood stoves in the house were lit into the night.
Jan 20, · The task of an application called "Animal farm for the kids" is to present the basic work in the countryside. It will allow your child to meet the basic animals (such as chickens, ducks, cows, pigs) and activities in the country.
The child also learns where does the milk, cheese, honey come from, how to fix a fence or replace the tires on the tractor/5(K). Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm!
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Our Company. About Us News Careers Modeling Real Estate History. . Compost (/ ˈ k ɒ m p ɒ s t / or / ˈ k ɒ m p oʊ s t /) is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. This process recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces a soil conditioner (the compost)..
Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used, for example, in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, urban agriculture and organic farming.