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Prune and dine with an orchard family

Prune and dine with an orchard family

Duration:5.5 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

We are a Mennonite family who own and operate Olde Lane Orchard, currently about 23 acres of apple, peach, pear, and plum trees. I have spent January through March of the past 17 years with one or more of my 5 sons crawling through trees, pruning out dead, diseased, and unnecessary wood. The previous owner of the original plot taught me much of what I know about pruning, enhanced by Purdue…
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What we’ll do

After a brief tour and meeting family members and the miniature horse and the dogs, we'll head to the orchard about a mile up the road. I'll outfit you with pruners, then give you a quick tutorial on pruning an apple or peach tree. I'll continue to give you pointers as we prune together. If there is interest, grape vines or blueberries could be a focal point. At the end of our day, we will…

What I’ll provide

Food
We'll have a sit down meal in our dining room or on the back deck. Please notify us ahead of special dietary needs.
Drinks
Guests are welcome to bring their own water containers.
Equipment
Small and large pruners will be provided.

What to bring

If you already have a pair of pruners you are comfortable with, bring them.

Where you'll be

The most probable spot for pruning trees is a 10 acre plot tucked between fields and woods off of State Rt. 231. This pleasant location contains about 200 peach trees and about 300 apple trees, some pears and plums, and an isolated pond. About 200 blueberry bushes and several grape vines are near the house.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Be prepared for considerable use of arms and legs. Always overdress for cool weather. A few friendly dogs are on the home premises, and a couple of steps are at home entry.
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Prune and dine with an orchard family
New experience
$100 / person
New experience
$100 / person