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Tuesday 207: The Apple Chapel

painting by Jessica Ives One of my favorite places in the world is Hope Orchards.  A few years back I almost bought a piece of land right across the street from the orchard. Recently, when my brother flew home to enjoy a long, fall weekend in Maine, we visited the orchard and spent an afternoon picking from […]

Cider Pressing

photographs by Jonathan Ives & Jessica Stammen

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen This fall I’ve been grateful to join staff and apprentices at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop on some of their extracurricular adventures. Two weeks ago we went apple picking at Clark’s Cove Farm, admittedly doing more salvaging than picking. Crouched on the ground we gleaning dropped apples in the dappled afternoon light, […]

Apple Picking At Sewall’s

photograph by Justin Gove

North Branch Farm: Grafting Tutorial

photographs and text by North Branch Farm Someday, when I create a farm calendar, the months will be: January, February, March, Apple, May, etc…and happily, as of today, bench grafting of apples (and some minor amounts of other fruit trees) is complete.  Below you will find Elsie’s photo tutorial of how to make a whip-and-tongue […]

Hoping For Apples

by Levi Christiansen and Jessica Stammen This is the last weekend for pick-your-own apples at Hope Orchards. One of my favorite seasons is coming to an end. With the exception of last weekend when I drove to New York City in a car provisioned with Macouns picked the Sunday before, Levi and I have been […]

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