Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strawberries Bearing Bountifully

  Our 'Earlilglow' strawberries are bearing bountifully now, despite the 5 inches of rain we got a few days ago.  Customers picked 74 quarts of strawberries yesterday and 86 quarts today.
This couple (in back of above photo and below) picked 32 quarts of strawberries this evening.
  The Neosho River has flooded over 95th St., the road to our farm.  Customers are still getting here by going around the half-section.  Turn south from Hwy. 166 onto 90th St. (which is 1/2 mile east of 95th St.), go 1.0 mile south, then turn right (west) onto Star Rd. and go 1/2 mile west, then turn right (north) onto 95th St. and go 2/3 mile north, then turn right onto our driveway.
     The Neosho River floodwaters have started receding, so 95th St. should be passable by Fri. May 4.  We have openings for strawberry pickers on Sat. May 5 and each day next week.  Strawberries are pick-your-own only, by appointment only, so call 620-597-2450 to arrange a day & time to pick some.
  We also got some hail on Mon. night, which damaged some peaches and apples.  Thankfully, we're still thinning fruit, so we can remove hail-damaged peaches and apples during follow-up hand thinning.