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3 Questions About Thinning Apples
The beautiful bloom is over and now is the time to start thinning your apple trees. Thinning apples can seem counter productive but it is one of the most important aspects of growing apples and the most time consuming. Many…
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Fighting Fruit Tree Fungus with 4 Home Remedies
There is nothing like walking through the apple orchard in early Spring. You can see the trees starting to take life and begin the process you work so hard to accomplish which is bearing fruit. A healthy properly kept tree…
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6 Steps to Apple Pruning
If you have not been out to trim up those apple trees, now is the time to go out there and start hacking away through apple pruning. A question we get quite regularly is how should I prune my trees.…
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Our Top 5 Apple Trees for your Home
Right now is the perfect time to plant your home trees. Every year we get the question of what are the top 5 apple trees that are the easiest to plant in our own home? We have compiled a list…
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Mick
Field work will start here very soon at Swans Trail Farms and it is one of my favorite times of year. Although snow is still falling I cannot wait for the next couple months to start. Spring represents a new…
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5G What?
I have been taught at a young age to pay attention to small details because without the small things there are really no big things that will be accomplished. How is it connected with the 5G food resiliency project? When…
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The Best People
The amount of farming friends I have made through the years in the farming community are too many to count. When I was younger as a dairy farm there was always a salesman, vet, or random contractor visiting the farm.…
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Tis the Season
Despite the farming seasons commitment, I hope that everyone is having a great holiday season and enjoying time with their loved ones at whatever capacity it may be. Also, I am lucky enough to spend time with my beautiful wife…
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Play of the Year
The Krause family is a very competitive group. Growing up there was always a board game, basketball game, card game or some type of game where there is a clear winner and loser at the end. Sometimes we shook hands…
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Fall or Not
This year has truly been a challenge for all of us and pumpkin patches are no exception. About a month ago we here at Swans Trail Farms had no idea if we were going to be able to operate much…
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