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We got some much needed rain this past week so crops and vines are doing well. Nic has basil running rampant, plenty of salad greens, snap peas, and cucumbers. Itâs just about the end of the sweet cherries, but tarts are being shaken and sent to processing plants around the area. You donât often find fresh tart cherries for sale because they’re quite delicate. After shaking, they are trucked from the orchards in huge, open, water-filled bins to protect them from bruising. Youâll often see damp patches on the road where cherries have sloshed over the edge as the heavily-laden trucks take the curves a bit too quickly. Be patient if you get behind one of these haulersâ¦just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views. Raspberries are abundant and being picked for both our CSA and for use in this yearâs batch of Sirius Raspberry Dessert Wine and eau de vie. Weâre expecting glass for last yearâs to be here this week so that bottling can begin.
The Inn and Stables had distinguished guests last week – the historic Blue Devils Horse Platoon – who were escorting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, which was on display in Peshawbetown. They did an impromptu demonstration on Tuesday evening and a clinic for the local sheriff’s mounted patrol. One of the regular riders was ill, so
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