Every Season presents it’s own challenges. This season seems to have had quite a few extra. We have dealt with a quarantine zone brought on by the discovery of the citrus psyllid in our area. The insects can be very damaging to citrus trees. Then, we had an early freeze with a duration lasting too many consecutive nights. The percentage of some varieties that we lost to this freeze will certainly shorten our season. On top of all of this, we are in the depths of a severe drought throughout our state. Dealing with all these challenges has kept us on our toes and required us to adjust to circumstances daily.
Even with all of these difficulties, we feel blessed to be caretakers of this extraordinary land and appreciate the opportunities it offers. When we see the wondrous array of citrus that it can produce, it confirms why we are doing what we do and know that this is where it’s meant to be done.