In the orchard

Recall that we had only one freeze this winter, albeit a harsh one. 17 degrees at JVF though slightly higher in Houston. The rest of this winter was mild, spring-like and wonderful for the human inhabitants. But not enough chill hours to get the chill the peaches need to produce their wonderful fruit. My rough estimate is that we will get about 15% of our normal harvest. The pigs, our primary consumers, will be disappointed for sure, not to mention friends and neighbors.

That’s farming.