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Spring Phenology Part 2

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi everybody and welcome to Spring Phenology Part Two. As you may have remembered, in part one (my first blog post) I interviewed my mom about spring phenology and discussed the effects of climate change on spring phenology, among other things. This is an update. Recently we have been having some pretty crazy cold weather,…

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Limited Edition Label Art

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi, Leila here, welcome to the latest post of the Beckhorn Valley View. In this post I am going to be talking a little about Eve’s cider club and my and my brother’s part: creating label art for the limited edition ciders. Firstly, I want to start this off thanking my parents. My family was…

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Rootstocks: how we propagate our apple trees.

By evescidery | Apr 27, 2020

Now that you know how to make biochar (that is if you have been regularly reading The Beckhorn Valley View), you’re wondering what should I do with it? This report is about what exactly the kind of thing us folks at Eve’s Cidery use it for. Did you know that most apple trees that are a…

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seasons

By evescidery | Apr 8, 2020

It is dawn  Birds are crying out in perfect shards of song The world turns, the air shifts, it’s true it won’t be long, Till the Apple buds burst out to bloom and grace the world with their throng Of joyous petals, laughing at the fact That something’s wrong That something’s  Wrong It is day…

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Local Food Hub at Press Bay Alley

By evescidery | Apr 7, 2020

Order local food online from your hard-working farmer friends and safely pick up curbside in downtown Ithaca at Pressbay Alley  110-1 W. Green St., Ithaca NY 14850 Get your local cider, meat, tinctures, sprouts, veggies, cheese, soap and more in one easy, socially distant curbside pick up. How it works: Order and pay directly with…

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Homemade Soil Superstuff: Biochar

By evescidery | Mar 24, 2020

Biochar. What is it? It sounds like some galactic energy that powers spaceships, but actually it’s carbon rich charcoal, powering plants. Pre-Columbian Amazonians made biochar, or terra preta de Indio as the European settlers called it, by burning agricultural wastes and covering it with soil. Biochar is a amazing substance, it has a microscopic honeycomb…

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COVID19 Precautions Update

By evescidery | Mar 23, 2020

Here on the farm we are taking Coronavirus precautions very seriously. Our family is joining New Yorkers across the state in practicing social distancing. Here are the specific steps we are taking to do our part to help end this pandemic. Everyone working on the farm is wearing a mask (Don’t worry, they are home…

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Spring Orchard Phenology

By evescidery | Mar 23, 2020

Spring Phenology: an Interview with the Orchard Expert Spring is approaching, and due to climate change, the weather is becoming warmer earlier. I’m Leila (you know, Autumn and Ezra’s daughter) and I’m going to write posts occasionally for the farm blog. In this wonderful column I will interview my lovely mother, various people, and if…

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The Grafting Edition

By evescidery | Jan 4, 2020

Each year we get many requests for cider apple scion wood so we decided to make it easy for folks to order and opened a Scion Shop. Dormant scion wood ships February 17th, 2020. Each stick will have an average of 16 buds. If the sticks are short, we will ship extra. Most varieties of…

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Releasing the 2018 Ciders

By evescidery | Nov 4, 2019

One year later…. The dance of coaxing a family of ciders from apple harvest to release is a complicated choreography on a orchard-based cidery such as ours. The challenges and rewards of making cider year by year, from fruit grown on our own farm, were really apparent in bringing the fruits of last growing seasons…

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