Browsing All posts tagged under »Apples«

Stubborn optimism

March 29, 2012


Yesterday John King posted Weather Challenges, another of his informative musings on orchardry in Antrim County. Are they out of the woods over at King's? Nope. Is there reason for hope? Of course. (I believe the Antrim County Farmer's motto is I farm, therefore I hope.)

November Up North

November 18, 2009


As you might expect, November in the north country is . . . quiet.  The roadside park at Birch Lake is closed and the road it’s beside is blessedly empty. Which is a good thing, as there are suicidal deer everywhere, doing their best to wreck my car with me in it. We’ve had an abundant […]

Moonrise over Elk Rapids

November 1, 2009


This was an unsettling day, what with getting back the hour stolen from me last spring and then having a hard time keeping track of it. I was in danger of being early for everything, but then I got distracted. On the way to Traverse City there is an old orchard. This year the deer […]

USA Today catches up with Torch Lake Views

September 9, 2009


Unless you stumbled in here for the first time today, you know King’s is a great place to pick apples. (And cherries and raspberries and peaches and nectarines but I digress.) Last Thursday a story in the travel section of USA Today confirmed this wisdom, and even mentioned drumlins. This is all excellent news. We […]

Love affair with local food

October 17, 2008


I like knowing where my food comes from. I like fruit picked at the right time, just ripe enough that it will finish sweetening in my fruit bowl, but not so ripe that I have to eat it all that day. (Except peaches. I will buy peaches that I have to eat that minute. I […]