Monthly Archives: February 2015

Conservation Practice

Sweet Rose Farm is enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program and one of our practices is moving animal feeders on a monthly basis to avoid compaction and to spread animal manure to different areas of the farm.  Here Tea is … Continue reading

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For The Birds

Every year we have been adding birdhouses to our pest management and conservation efforts.  We have 12 swallow boxes and 4 kestrel boxes currently and will be making more this winter.  Last week I cleaned out most of the boxes … Continue reading

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Collecting Scions For Grafting

Rose and I are out collecting scions from plum, Asian pear and peach trees.  We will try our first attempt at grafting in the spring.  I have a few trees that failed to take and only the rootstock is flourishing. … Continue reading

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Mid Winter Raspberry Pruning

Completed our first year winter pruning of our new fall raspberries. Hard to imagine raspberries will be here in 6 months when it is 15 degrees and 25 mph winds.  There was not much growth this year so only cutting … Continue reading

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