Thursday, February 16, 2017

Apples & Pecans Still for Sale

   Beautiful weather is predicted for the next week.  I'll be out pruning raspberries each day, and on Sat. our workers will be here pruning blackberries. We still have many apples and pecans for sale. Just phone 620-597-2450 a day in advance, and leave a message on the answering machine saying your name and the day and approximate time you're coming to get them.
My husband Bill and our son Michael squeezed through this rock crevice on the Elk River Trail.
   Today we took advantage of the beautiful weather, and our son Michael being home on leave from the Navy after 5 months at sea in a submarine, to go hiking.  We hiked part of the Elk River Trail northwest of Independence, KS.  It's a rugged and rewarding trail up rock bluffs and through rock tunnels, with gorgeous views of Elk City Lake.
The Elk River Trail offers gorgeous views of Elk City Lake.
  Tomorrow I'm back to work, pruning raspberries and sorting apples.  'Enterprise' apples keep well in our cooler or a fridge for 6 to 7 months.  We have less of an  'Enterprise' apple crop than last year, so we'll probably sell out of #1  'Enterprise' apples in early March, and have #2  'Enterprise' apples for sale until late March to early April.  'GoldRush' apples keep well in our cooler or a fridge for 8 to 10 months, and we have a good supply, so we'll probably have 'GoldRush' apples for sale until late May or early June.
   We still have cracked 'Kanza' pecans for sale, now until about June.  My husband Bill cracks more pecans in small batches as the bags of cracked pecans sell, since they store best in-shell.  Once cracked, pecans should be kept in the freezer for long-term storage of up to 3 years, or in the fridge if they'll be used within the next 2 to 3 months.
   Scroll down two posts for apple and pecan prices.