Map and Times
Apple Season is Here !
The Northern Spy apples, Rows 2 and 3, are starting to turn red and perfect for pies. In Rows 6 and 7 are the Ozark Gold apples that are good for everything especially Apple Butter are ready, getting better every day, especially during drought. There are also wonderful red Mystery apples mixed in with the Ozark Golds that are ripe and ready, and looking very good.
Every week there should be a few more varieties. By August 29th, the Zabergau Reinettes and maybe even the Jonagolds will join the list.
The horses, especially Whinny the Pooh the one eyed pony, are delighted having visitors, and carrots, and cookies. Whinny is no longer shy, because you have helped give him a life he seems to enjoy very much.
The orchard is open full time now, and someone will be nearby (all days when the weather isn't too hot, or rainy, or snowy)! First time visitors should call ahead, or even more reliable is emailing the night before
If anyone is interested in watching water lines being laid, you should come see this commotion on Thursday or Friday August 27th and 28th. The horses will receive their "manicure" from the farrier Thursday morning as well. We look forward to seeing everyone!
New visitors be sure to bring the map, and especially the virtual tour of Apple Hill Road, being careful to leave (occasionally grumpy) neighbors in peace. (On-line maps or your GPS may not guide you to the correct road.)To be certain someone will be there to greet you, email firstname.lastname@example.org the night before, and we will keep a look-out for you.
From Louisville, Kentucky, take the Gene Snyder Freeway to Old Henry Road (Exit 29). Go east 2 miles. (Old Henry curves left, then jogs right.) Turn right on Apple Hill Road (click for a tour) for 0.7 mile. Where Apple Hill forks, take the middle fork. When you see a red pole gate, open it up and come on back. Continue along the black rail fences. When you think you are lost, you are almost there. When you see the green umbrella, you have arrived.
If you feel lost, call 502-767-5245, leaving neighbors to rest in peace.
Apples are still $7 for a ~10 pound bag, a smaller bag for $5, 3 apples for a dollar, and $25 for a bushel (4 ~10 pound bags) with special rates for groups. The honey man may stop by with local honey. And there are still kitties and horses who are looking forward to seeing you.
Check About Us for more on the orchard this summer. Most of the crop will be ripening at the end of August and in early September.
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