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Daily Harvest

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Wednesday September 22, 2010   -   By Clarke

We're picking up chestnuts by hand every day, sometimes more than once a day - have to stay a step ahead of those annoying squirrels. Then every evening we sort them out and put them under refrigeration.

Harvesting begins!

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Tuesday September 14, 2010   -   By Clarke

The chestnuts are falling now, and we've started harvesting them.  It's off to refrigeration for these babies!  Refrigeration (with high humidity) increases the sugar content of chestnuts. By the time they're used, usually in November and December,...

2010 crop nears harvest

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Wednesday September 08, 2010   -   By Clarke

September 8 - The chestnut trees are heavy-laden here in late summer. The limbs bend with the weight of the ripening chestnuts. Looks like another bumper crop! 

squirrels interested

Blog: Hiamonee Farms   -   Tuesday September 01, 2009   -   By Clarke

Those pesky squirrels are already nosing around.  They must smell or otherwise sense the chestnuts as they're about to fall off the trees.  None have fallen yet, but many burrs are starting to split.  When the burrs rupture and the chestnuts...

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