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360 cider apple trees planted motha truckas! 24 varieties including a really exciting wild seedling "Discovered during a...
05/20/2020

360 cider apple trees planted motha truckas! 24 varieties including a really exciting wild seedling "Discovered during a fruit-exploring trip in Somerset County, ME, in the fall of 2015. I knew I’d found nirvana when I took my first bite. Recommended for trial by the truly adventurous and courageous cidermaker. Not for the faint of heart."

Cider apple trees in bloom!
05/19/2020

Cider apple trees in bloom!

10/10/2019
Check out this awesome cornmaze on our neighbors orchard this fall!
08/31/2019

Check out this awesome cornmaze on our neighbors orchard this fall!

SURPRISE!! Romac’s Barn corn maze is complete! Can’t wait for you all to try it opening day- September 7th 9-4!

Our very first orchard ice cider starts chillin down today!  Once this juice freezes we'll rack off the cryoconcentrated...
01/17/2019

Our very first orchard ice cider starts chillin down today! Once this juice freezes we'll rack off the cryoconcentrated juice and transport down to Salem to ferment and age.

#snowday
11/27/2018

#snowday

During weeks like these we find ourselves doing a lot of reading. This really cool illustration is from "The Apple Growe...
11/21/2018

During weeks like these we find ourselves doing a lot of reading.

This really cool illustration is from "The Apple Grower, A Guide for the Organic Orchardist" by Michael Phillips, Original illustration "Roots", copyright 1973 by Scientific American, Inc.

Snow covered peaks from the top of the orchard this morning!
11/14/2018

Snow covered peaks from the top of the orchard this morning!

In line with our commitment to being as organic and natural as we can with our trees we are spreading 32 tons of compost...
11/06/2018

In line with our commitment to being as organic and natural as we can with our trees we are spreading 32 tons of compost today to help improve our soil and create a sustainable healthy orchard.

One of the only things we look foward to as much as Halloween happens just a few days later.  The longest running gather...
11/01/2018

One of the only things we look foward to as much as Halloween happens just a few days later. The longest running gathering of cider makers in the US happens every year in Western Mass. If you're a bit of a cider geek like us you have to check Franklin County CiderDays. Workshops, cider talks and 46 cider houses pouring their cider including us of course, this annual gathering is the real deal.

10/27/2018

Oh boy...

Mt. Washington's got snow this morning!  Taken from the top of the orchard.
10/14/2018

Mt. Washington's got snow this morning! Taken from the top of the orchard.

A huge thanks to Scott and Dave for helping us turn our old apple trees into firewood to keep our yurt warm this winter!...
09/28/2018

A huge thanks to Scott and Dave for helping us turn our old apple trees into firewood to keep our yurt warm this winter!

#offgrid
#sustainable

Our local coyotes are cheering me on tonight as I do our "deer scaring rounds" by moonlight.
09/25/2018

Our local coyotes are cheering me on tonight as I do our "deer scaring rounds" by moonlight.

This amazing puffball is the fruiting body of an ectomycorrhizal fungi, a type of fungi that wraps itself around apple t...
09/20/2018

This amazing puffball is the fruiting body of an ectomycorrhizal fungi, a type of fungi that wraps itself around apple tree roots. This relationship may sound parasitic but the fungi stimulates the growth of many more short roots resulting in an actual net gain in root absorptive area overall allowing an apple tree the ability to soak up those nutrients more efficiently aaand they are delicious when fried up!

It's been a real steep learning curve trying to grow cider varieties with as absolutely little intervention as possible....
09/17/2018

It's been a real steep learning curve trying to grow cider varieties with as absolutely little intervention as possible. A lot of lessons learned and a huge amount of gained respect for all folks growing apples. Next year we've got a lot of new ideas we are really excited to try and new varieties we are looking foward to getting in the ground.

What a ham.
09/15/2018

What a ham.

09/15/2018

Absolutely breathtaking, bagazillions of winged ants, 8 separate columns, each swarm above a different pine tree on the top of our orchard this morning.

We're still having a hard time believing this is actually working, with grafting our Lady apple trees are slowly becomin...
09/14/2018

We're still having a hard time believing this is actually working, with grafting our Lady apple trees are slowly becoming cider apple trees, this one a Dabinett.

"I'll never let go, Jack."
09/13/2018

"I'll never let go, Jack."

Holy puffball!
09/04/2018

Holy puffball!

Sunset tonight.
09/03/2018

Sunset tonight.

It's been a long summer with a lot of ups and some downs but tonight we're kicking back and taking a moment to drink it ...
09/03/2018

It's been a long summer with a lot of ups and some downs but tonight we're kicking back and taking a moment to drink it all in and be thankful for the opportunity to embark on something so crazy and wonderful.

Happy September, Pick Your Own starts today at our neighbor's Pick Your Own at Romac Orchards!
09/01/2018

Happy September, Pick Your Own starts today at our neighbor's Pick Your Own at Romac Orchards!

When you're super late to the party and way over dressed.
08/27/2018

When you're super late to the party and way over dressed.

08/23/2018

Late last night on the orchard, Halloween is coming.

These summer storms have been a bit crazy for us up on the hill but the view is worth it!
08/08/2018

These summer storms have been a bit crazy for us up on the hill but the view is worth it!

We dub thee: "Project Applesphere"
07/30/2018

We dub thee: "Project Applesphere"

Ready for the grill!
07/29/2018

Ready for the grill!

07/28/2018
From blistering hot Kentucky bourbon house to cool Massachusetts cider cellar to a deep winter freeze atop an orchard in...
07/13/2018

From blistering hot Kentucky bourbon house to cool Massachusetts cider cellar to a deep winter freeze atop an orchard in Maine your journey continues old friends.

Cider apple grafts rockin and rollin!
07/13/2018

Cider apple grafts rockin and rollin!

Yeah, we need to get that cider house built asap.
06/22/2018

Yeah, we need to get that cider house built asap.

We may only have one peach tree but its got us singing "millions of peaches".
06/21/2018

We may only have one peach tree but its got us singing "millions of peaches".

06/12/2018

That look.

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Saw your piece on Chronicle this evening (7/10/18). Looking forward to traveling up your way and indulging in a little sampling.
We are so happy and so proud to call you guys friends! Keep up the good work!