We are busy on the fields throughout the year and are happy to share some of our rose farm life with you.
A little photo shoot with some local school girls in their traditional dresses before they will travel to Sofia with Kris to welcome tourists at the airport with a rose.
Rose picking season 2013 has started! More than a week earlier due to the very hot and dry spring! From now on for the next three weeks the day starts at 4:30 am to pick the roses at sunrise. We welcome anyone interested to join us.
Since it was impossible last year to get enough roses for re-planting in fall, we decided to plant some more this spring. These roses, however, are in little plastic containers and need more care when planting. They did not look as strong and healthy as the ones from last november, but everyone deserves a chance!
To finally see this digger and truck together at the same place where the manure is sitting could not make me more happy. Having unsuccessfully tried to arrange this in the past, it happend at last! Calling back and forth between the only person in the area with a digger (and he sure knows about this “monopoly”) and a truck company from next town, it seemed that there could never be found a time where both are free.
Our latest acquisition, the “Sidekick”, was in need of some serious weeding and pruning. A very wet spring turned the field into quite a paradise for frogs! Some lizards and rabbits enjoyed our fields as well as plenty of singing birds. Is there a better place to be in spring?!
Visiting a distillery manufacturer in central Germany that makes traditional copper distilleries. Ranging from decorative-looking mini distilleries to 250 L ones, they had all kinds of interesting models. Unfortunately, for our purposes they were just not designed ideally. However, we had a great tour of their facility and got inspired by their thoughtfully put together museum.
After the hottest summer in decades, we were hard pressed to find fresh seedlings to replenish our fields with. I guess we were not the only ones in this predicament. Due to a jump in the price of rose oil this year, all the rose nurseries had been reserved by the big producers so we only got a fraction of the amount we were hoping for.
Doing the first rows on the bigger roses. Our little tractor is fighting the rock hard soil. No rain in almost three months has left its marks.
Finally we found a tractor! Let's hope it works as good as it looks!
While the newly planted roses did not get plenty of attention during picking weeks (There is nothing to pick here) they really needed some serious weeding now. Luckily six local women got rid of the grass close around the roses. The grass between the rows should be removed with a tractor…if only we had one.
Farm: 6172 Panicherevo, Bulgaria
Office: 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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