The total solar eclipse is less than 2 weeks away. It has been almost bewildering reading about all of the people that are expected to gather in a 70 mile wide strip across America for this phenomenal event. My brother is a geek. He has 2 graduate degrees in nuclear physics and is very techy and sciency. He has been sending me messages about how we should do this and do that on the day of the eclipse. He reserved our guest room over a year ago after determining that the orchard is an ideal location to get the full benefit of the eclipse. He is bringing a solar telescope for viewing and has ordered a supply of those special sunglasses for viewing. He has even pinpointed the best area on the farm for the best view. We’re set. I had not intended to make a big deal about this as everyone around us is having a viewing party. I just thought it would be fun to be open that day and anyone who wants to come out, we’d love to have you. Yes, the store will be open, yes, we will have souvenir cups for cider slushies and yes, the cafe will be open. There is a good chance that some apples will be ready to pick by then, too. That’s about it. If you want a lot of hoopla, go somewhere else. If you just want a good view of the eclipse and enjoy the orchard, come on out.
THE ONLY STIPULATION IS YOU MUST BE AT THE ORCHARD BY 12:30. NO MORE ADMITTED AFTER 12:30 SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY THE ECLIPSE.
On another note, the apples are looking good and I think we are going to have a good crop. We will open Labor Day weekend for apples. Our fall festival will be Saturday, October 7 and the petting zoo will be back. We are so looking forward to our favorite time of the year!