Saturday, July 12, 2008

Whacha need to know before you come out!

If you are coming out tomorrow to help us celebrate our GRAND OPENING, here are a few things you should know!
  • We only have a very limited quantity of peaches available for picking on Sunday, 07/13.
  • Picking 101 - the proper way to pick tree fruit is to twist gently and lift up - do not pull down on the fruit or you will damage the fruit and the tree.
  • We take cash and checks payable to Wagon Wheel Orchard.
  • Parking is limited so please park to allow as many vehicles in as possible.
  • The Trading-Post shop will be open whether there is fruit for picking or not.
  • We'll have hay rack rides to tour the orchard.
  • Prairie Fire BBQ will have combo meals and a la carte items available from 10am-1pm.
  • We do have a porta-potty with hand sanitizer.
  • You may wish to bring bug spray and sun screen.
  • If you have little ones, you may want to bring a wagon.
  • We are a "working" farm. Equipment, implements and supplies may be laying about. Please do not disturb.
  • We do have neighbors and ask that you respect their privacy and property.
  • Enjoy watching the horses on the neighboring property. Please do not feed them. They do not belong to us and are not ours to feed.
  • We will identify trees with fruit ready for picking by tying a ribbon to the end of a branch. Please do not pick fruit from any other trees even if it might look ripe.
  • Many of our trees and plants are very young. To keep them safe and healthy so you can enjoy picking from them in the future, please do not touch them unless you have been taken there to pick.
  • Enjoy the gourd maze during your tour of the back orchard but please do not touch any plant growing at the base of the maze walls - these are the gourd plants that give the gourd maze its name.
  • Our chickens are for laying eggs. We are supporting the older ones in their quest to become ugliest chicken at the JoCo Fair. There is nothing wrong with them, they are just molting and are supposed to look that way.

We appreciate all of your continued support as we work to create a fun, family-friendly orchard!

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