Shelburne Orchards

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stirrings beneath

I can feel the buds itching to swell!! The pruning is coming down the home stretch… All the trees that are on order for planting this spring are getting ready to be shipped to us… It all starts over again. When harvest ends at the end of October, I think to myself “that’s it!, I’m never doing that again!!” But after the winter of rest and new plans … and … Spring in the air… I get inspired to do it all over again… I’m 62 years old and I’ve been doing this my whole adult life!! It truely amazes me that this crazy business keeps me so totally in love with it. Sooo… Here we go again!! One more year!! We are planting close to 500 baby trees this spring. Many of them heirloom varieties and pears!! The pears are for the brandy!! Oh yeah baby!!… the brandy!!…