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Current state of the Currants

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Current state of the Currants
Currants ripening on Morrill Mountain Fruit Farm, getting close to harvest, a race with the birds to make Vermont's best.

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Battle for the Berries

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Battle for the Berries

Berries vs Bird Battlers MMFFVT currants are getting big enough to attract the birds.  We like them Red, White and Black.  Green is good enough for the birds. Scary balloons and farm bird dogs to the fore.  Wish us luck so there will be plenty of preserves for all of you to indulge yourselves in the taste of summer and give as those always welcome special gifts from Vermont.

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Vermont Berries for Jam

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Vermont Berries for Jam

A sunny day is an event to be cherished. Here at the foot of Morrill Mountain in South Strafford, Vermont the month of May was cool and very wet.  For the good, everything is lush green and slightly overgrown. Morrill Mountain Fruit Farm berry bushes are loaded with tender young leaves, blossoms and forming berries. Pollinators are working overtime.  If the dandelions are a predictor, we'll have a bumper crop to harvest for our yummy small batch organic preserves.  For the not so good, the winds and rains may have knocked blossoms to the ground before the pollinators got to...

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Winter Solstice

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Those snow mounds sticking up are four foot boulders that mark the farm entrance.  Earlier in the week we got a over a foot of snow and woke up to -18 Farhenheit.  It's fortunate that we got the snow first to insulate and protect the berry bushes from extreme cold as they stand sentinel to the shortest day and longest night of the year. 

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Early May

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Checking the bushes on May 1st to see how they came through the winter and that things were perking along with the season.  The late snow cover helped insulate the small branches from the warming sun and freezing nights of early Spring. Looking good!  The blueberry buds that set last Fall are starting to swell.  Currants and raspberries are leafing out

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