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History as it happens.
The Year that was…
2011 is already what we here at Dixon’s Apple Orchard are calling “The Year That Was.”
First came the severe Spring Freezes that destroyed 95% of our apple crop.
Come June we were still waiting for rain, which hadn’t fallen on the orchard in nearly a year. The earth all around us has been so dry for so very long. Our worst fear was Fire.
Sadly, on June 27th at 2AM, the Los Conchas Wildfire swept through our orchard, destroying our home and many of our buildings, plus 300 of our apple trees. Most devastating of all, the beautiful forest of Cochiti Canyon where our orchard resides was destroyed. What once was majestic forest is now barren, ash-ridden rock and dust. Having no protection of forest has left us victim to floods. Currently we are fighting relentlessly to save our orchard.
We still hold out hope to harvest what little we have this September.
We are thankful to you, our loyal customers, who’ve shown us outstanding support, through your prayers, posts, and generosity during this devastating time. You, our customers, are the reason we continue to fight.
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