|Rows of trees with the Cornell Orchard shed behind|
Friday, September 3
Picking Day 4: Heat Wave
All I can really say about the last few days is hot hot hot. Although the nights are cool September nights, the days have been stuck in August or maybe even July with ninety plus days all week. Yesterday I picked out at the Lansing orchard for the first time having spent my first two days at the Ithaca orchard. Both are owned by Cornell and used for research. The Lansing orchard along with apples also has grapes, pears and pawpaws. It sits on the eastern bluff of one of the finger lakes providing a stunning view of Cayuga Lake - a tempting proposition when one is standing at the top of a ladder in the hot sun at three in the afternoon.
Posted by Chris at 7:31 AM