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Spring Is Coming On Slowly

Blog: Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill   -   Wednesday April 17, 2013   -   By Brian

What a change from last year.  Last year we had an early warm up, followed by our typical late spring frost/freezes which destroyed most of the fruit crop. This spring it has been warming up slowly, so the buds are just now starting to open.  The mad...


Fruit Tree Preparation

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday February 26, 2012   -   By Jeff

Well it is supposed to warm up a little bit today. Yesterday was a nice sun shiny day, but it never really got all that warm. Today, my wife and I are attending church. It will be nice to be there as we were unable to attend last Sunday. There is also a...


Blog: Dunlooken Farm   -   Tuesday March 08, 2011   -   By Bev

Is spring coming?  Of course it is, it always has. There are signs out there.  The buds on the cottonwood's buds are growing.  There are baby goats in the kid barn, a long line of milkers in the milker's barn, and even more big fat goats in the...

October Events

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday October 09, 2010   -   By Larry

The newly created pruner attachment for the tractor is completed and testing is underway.  This will really help with vineyard management.  We could even expand a bit since this will speed up the late winter/early spring pruning schedule.  The...

Cool Front Happiness

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday September 27, 2010   -   By Larry

The cool front yesterday made it feel like fall.  Woohoo!  The Virgina Creeper and Sumac are turning crimson.  The vineyard is starting to change to yellows and reds.  It is gorgeous.  The grape stomp is on October 2nd.  The...

September to Remember

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday September 13, 2010   -   By Larry

Harvest is still going strong.  We're down to Catawba, Vidal and St. Vincent.  We've had more orders than ever for our grapes.  We've taken what we need and selling the rest.  It's been great meeting some of the other wine makers in the...

Harvest Set to Begin

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Wednesday August 11, 2010   -   By Larry

August is here and so is harvest.  We will pick the noble Vignoles and the Traminette on Monday, August 16, 2010.  The Vignoles look to be the best harvest in years.  The vines are so loaded with clusters, they are pulling the trellis down...

July's Update

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday July 10, 2010   -   By Larry

July has arrived and the Frontenac are beginning to show verasion.  They are usually our first variety to harvest.  We should get enough this year to have Frontenac wine to sell soon (but not too soon).    The rain we got this past week...

June Happenings

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday June 13, 2010   -   By Larry

May was wonderful.  Good rains, good weather and good events.  Maifest at OOVVDA was a success.  We also attended Spring Fling at Le Cave in Billings, Mo and Pierce City Arts Fest.  It was great to meet so many people interested in wine and...

May's Update

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Thursday May 06, 2010   -   By Larry

Wow!  April was so busy!  The pruning is pretty much done.  We participated in the Missouri Food and Wine Festival at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo.  We also participated in Maifest at OOVVDA Winery in Springfield, Mo.  We'll be...

Spring has Sprung!

Blog: The Orchard at Apolloson Acres   -   Tuesday March 16, 2010   -   By Allison

Spring has sprung at Apolloson Acres.....sorta! The sun is out, the melted snow has left a swamp land, horse hair is flying and we're pruning our orchard!! Stay Tuned for more frequent updates....and pictures if we can get the uploader to...

March came in like a lamb.

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday March 08, 2010   -   By Larry

March came in with wonderful temperatures and great weather.  Hopefully it is "goodbye" to the below average temps.  We are trying some new pruning techniques, mostly due to being so behind schedule.  Hedge trimmers seem to do a great...

Valentines Day

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Thursday February 04, 2010   -   By Larry

Wow, what a winter so far.  Record cold the first week of January and then snow, and more snow... Yikes!  It is making it tough to get to the vineyard.  The ground is just saturated making it difficult for the truck.  We don't want to do...

Happy New Year!

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday January 02, 2010   -   By Larry

Happy New Year!  We'll be on our winter schedule now that the holiday season is past.  Our hours will be 12 to 6 Wednesday to Sunday.  Closed on Monday and Tuesday. This is pruning season in the vineyard.  We usually start in February and...

Finches and why I like warm weather

Blog: Greenjeans Farm   -   Thursday January 22, 2009   -   By Jeff & Toni

I pruned the orchards last week.   I picked up most of it, but left some in my wake.   It has been an extremely nice January this year.   Warm afternoons and sunny skies.   The grass is growing and Jeff decided to mow last week.   ...

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