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First Blossom

Today, we have the first of our cherry blossom. We have been expecting it for a week, but this spring the weather is very changeable and it has been cold for most days recently. However, it is sunny today and the flowers have opened. We have bees in place so we hope all the flowers are well pollinated, and we have the promise of a great crop....

Blueberry Pruning

We already have over 40 people working on the farm, getting ready for the new season. Most are pruning the blueberries, to make sure they grow as large as possible and are easy to pick. We are also puttin up tunnels and working to make the camp as welcoming as possible when our pickers arrive....

Season starting

The weather in Scotland has turned springlike although by the time of year it should be winter. Last year, we still had "The Beast from the East" to come, with cold weather through March. This year, the weather is forecast to stay warmer than usual for at least 3 weeks, so it might be an early season. We have started covering our cherries to protect them in case it does turn cold....

Happy New Year

Another year is starting and so we hope for good weather, good crops and good work for all the people who choose to come and work with us. Winter has been kind so far, so all the crops look fine. We will start pruning cherries and blueberries in a month's time when there is more light and, we hope, more chance of good weather....

Ripening Cherries

Our cherries are starting to colour. When the flowering was very late, we expected this to lead to a later season, but the good weather that we have had over the last weeks has brought the crop forward, so that it will be the same time as last year, or perhaps even earlier. We do still have a good crop of cherries and have survived the "June drop" when trees can shed most of the cherries...