The Year That Was

Where do you start? This has been a year that we will never forget and not in a good way. The ripple effect of the virus is just mind boggling and it is affecting all of us, especially those of us with small businesses. We had planned to have a few activities during April and we also had several field trips booked and, of course, all of that went away. We are trying to stay optimistic about the rest of the year. That has been made even harder with the loss of the entire peach crop due to the late freeze a few weeks ago. The trees were loaded with peaches and we were even concerned about how we were going to harvest all of them. Well, we don’t have to worry about that any more. It has been heartbreaking to walk through the orchard and see the peachless trees.

So, onward and upward. We are now planning to open July 4th weekend for blueberry picking. It looks like the latest cold snap didn’t do any damage to the berries, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. The blackberries should be right behind them and be ready by the middle of July. We are planning to have the blueberry pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 11. As with everything, that is tentative until we get closer and see how things are going.

In spite of all the craziness, we are looking forward to a great 2020 season and whatever it turns out to be, we will be fine.