Saturday, January 17, 2009

January at the farm

The year's work began today with our first day of pruning. We begin pruning in January so that we have time to get through almost 1,000 bushes before spring. Every bush is pruned by hand. When we prune we cut out dead canes, any canes that are growing in the wrong direction, old canes, and some new canes.

We'll be here a couple of days a week when the weather is pleasant, which in January can be less often than we want.