September 5, 2017
     Well the month has started out with the Table Grapes not having the Sugars as high as they need to be so we could start picking this week------And we had a bad storm go threw last night and snap off 2 Pear Trees and there's a couple Bushel of Pears on the Ground ----Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-----THANKS MA NATURE----!!!    --- But I could be in Texas--and have nothing---Concord Grapes are coming along my guess for U-Pick is about the 24th of the month-----I am still LOOKING FOR Grape Pickers for the Concords ---We Pay Very Well --It would be full time / part time/ on call for about 3 weeks --Email me at    --->>  or  716 640 5614---If anyone it interested---SO THATS THE SCOOP From here--


August 15, 2017
      Its here-----And Stuff starting to ripen----Pears ---and early Table grapes----We will be in full Craziness SOON

       NEW ----We will be doing a new thing here ---for the USDA-----GAP----It is a program that is for food born ILLNESS --That is required of most farms --- > In short we will be asking you to wash you hands and if you are sick before you enter or Upick on our farm
  The FDA & USDA has made it a mandate for us ----Sorry-- - Please Help US TO Do what THEY Ask

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Sorry no July Letter----

July 25, 2017
     Yep no July note ---Had farm PC go down---back on line-----!  Every thing is growin a lot of rain and have more disease and fungus show up ---Time for double fish fertilizer back to back-----Weeds are TOTALLY Happy perfect conditions for they and so Flame them and not keeping up --I will get them under control----!!!
    Will  get a note up date in August ---Good lord willing        --- craig

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June And The Weather is Still COLD And Wet

June 9, 2017
      We Have Started June out cold ---Gardens --Grapes -And just about everything is behind here ----BUT iT SAYS Its going to warm up in a few day to the 80's---So---It witll get hot and go the other way----It always the way with the Climate Change Thats going on ----
       We have a Sparse Pear Crop --Again due to the cold wet bloom and a frost of 29 degs --Grrrrrrr-!! --Grapes will be in bloom in a day or so and Time will tell what kind of a crop we will have ---Not Much else going on here...
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Im late Again Its May 3RD

May 3, 2017
     Hi ---- Its May and the Weather Man said we had the wettest April on Record-----Its not helping Anything that goes on around here --Its cold it wet we had a 80 day and some 70's --IT Is 46 f right now----With the 10 day saying 50's and MORE Rain  ----And i just got a cold ------>Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr--!!       Pears are Bloomed and Done All ready and dont feel like were going to have much of a Crop-----   Grapes are Just sitting there Budded out a little -----And for my garde...
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Its April ---And ------ ! ?

April 4, 2017
   Hello All
      Its April and were busy as always with few Extra's Going on beside farm work---We are putting a new Tin Roof in the house --Needed it badly-----
     And in out Table Grapes were string 2 more wires to each row so we can keep the crop in the middle of the trellis and cover it better with our netting to keep the birds out  
    Also we are a seller of bulk Fish Fertilizer of course that was just delivered  -[22 -55 gal barrels --- So were not lacking for anything to do around h...
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MARCH COMES In Like a Lion

March 3, 2017
    Yep --The Lion Came In-- at 50 mph wind Temps in the 60's and a HIGH of 77 F --And today 17 F as a Cold front came in --Am Afraid That the Pear Tree Buds have opened just enough that If we get Drop into the Low Single numbers 5 Degs we will have inner fruit bud damage-----Grape Buds are good and didn't swell------IF Anyone Knows Mother Nature and is on good terms with HER --Ask her if she could make Things a Little more normal ----
   Beside that we are coming along with Vineyard work doin...
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The 12th Of Feb-- Aready ----

February 12, 2017
    YES---- Its the 12th already and times flying per usual -- We did get down cold to 11 deg so the Grape and Pear buds have got there shot of cold to get them ready for spring ---Has been abnormal winter----We will seen what spring brings--Hope no there no Frost to damage Buds March will be here soon----take care ---------craig
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January 24, 2017
   Yep ---Month is flying and MOMS Aren't any better-----Had a warm spell --Melted all of the snow ---Now going to get cold and saying Lake Effect this weekend --OH I hope the is going to mess the spring bloom on the Pears Trees----HOPE You all are staying away from the FLU----   TAKE CARE ---craig
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November OK-- Then December--Things got Worse

January 2, 2017
       Hello all----Havent posted in a few months  -- December was a when it Rains It Pours ---We lost family on both sides and friends that passed a way in November In to December----- And had moms on both sides slip and fall and bust and break bones with surgeries and rehabs still going on ----Was not a good end of 2016 
     But January is looking up here and things are get better --Expect to start Trimming Grapes soon --I hope it stays Quiet ---JUST A SNOWIN AND BLOWIN
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About Me

Craig Lembke Craig has owned and run the Lembke Farm for decades with his wife Janet.