Traditionally at the end of the year I review my successes and failures of the past year. This is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming year. I've learned over the years that nothing ever goes as planned, but usually something better actually happens. So without further ado here is a recap of last year...Berries! I really missed this year's harvest. I had no wine, jam, or juice in 2022 and it was maddening. I need to really focus on my raspberries and strawberries. My orchard and berries need serious attention to include fertilizer and a watering regimen. I'm also going to have to add some Harrelson Apple trees as mine are on the decline.
I was somewhat successful. There were strawberries, but I need more and a way to keep birds and chipmunks out. During the summer, I made vast improvements on the raspberry bed and will order some more raspberries this spring. We also got a Harreld Apple tree for the orchard. My black currents were plentiful, as were the gooseberries.