CLOSED for the season.


Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

We're always looking for wagons for people to use when they go to our pumpkin patch - feel free to drop off your old or un-used wagons at the orchard!

We're also happy to take any picnic tables you're getting rid of - even if it's just the 'bones' of the table.


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We are closed for the 2019 apple season! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us this year. We look forward to seeing you around August 15th in 2020.

N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Trees are in Storage

We've made it safely out east and back. We left Chesapeake, VA, about 4:30 am yesterday. (That's 3:30 Wisconsin time.) Picked up 150 trees in Pennsylvania around 10 am. I think the folks at Adams County Nursery thought we were a little nuts a couple years ago when we first picked up our trees there. We showed up with a sorting table strapped to our roof, then we all tried to figure out how to got 3 big boxes of trees into our mini van. We soon discovered that taking them all out of the boxes and stacking them in the back was the only way they'd fit. We had several of the staff involved before we had them safely ready for the trip back home. The picture above is the van just as we were ready to start unloading. We left Pennsylvania and headed for home and arrived shortly after 10:30....just in time to miss the last minute or so of the NCAA championship game while we were busy petting Barney and Jackson, who missed us terribly. (Jackson....who is Jackson? More on him later. I'm on a deadline here.) We prefer to pick up the trees when we can bring them home and plant them immediately, but that's not the way it worked this year. (We went a week earlier than we would have preferred because I'm off to Chicago tomorrow with 2 of my sisters and one of my nieces. We're going downtown for a couple days, then coming back out to Rosemont for the quilt show on Friday before returning home. My sister, Barb, http://www.quiltsbybarb.com/ has 2 quilts in the show, so we need to go and be proud. This is a HUGE honor.) Anyhow, we got the trees home and the weather is certainly not conducive to planting. So we took them over to the Kronke Rd orchard and put them in an old underground building that was used to store apples many years ago before big walk-in coolers were around. (Never store trees in a room that has stored apples recently!) We put down straw and leaves and wet them, then stacked the trees and added more straw and leaves and made sure the whole pile was good and wet. The trees all come with bare roots and this keeps them nice and moist until we can plant them. So the trees are tucked safely away. Hopefully, we'll be able to plant them by the end of next week.


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