I acquired my first camera when I was 10 years old and began taking black & white photographs of my Family and Friends. I have many pictures of my Dad [Mr. Wolff] from over the years, but one of my favorites is of him out in the orchard getting his morning exercise. Dad would gather…
Category: Farm History
Reflections from Fran: Thank You, Thank You!
Reflections from Fran: The Legend of Leon’s Pies
Reflections from Fran: Family & Business
Reflections from Fran I’ve always said the two most important things in a family business are family and business, and in that order. Ups and downs in the family can’t help but create ups and downs in the business. The last few years have seen some challenges for the Wolff Family. Most notably, my brother…
Reflections from Fran: Apples, Bees, Mother Nature & Youth
As a kid growing up on a 50-acre fruit orchard, I had no idea that that was something unique or special. I spent my childhood running up and down rows and rows of fruit trees…McIntosh Apples, Bartlett Pears, Red Haven Peaches, and Stanley Plums. All the while, I simply assumed that’s what every other kid…
IN THE WOLFF’S DEN: PART III
It is cold today, much colder than it has been these past two months. So chilly, it seems strange to think that soon we will be traveling that quarter-turn into spring. Yet there are more birds now. They flutter and race across the pallid green lawn, scurrying to find what they will. Knocking about desperately…
Celebrating Apple Season with Apple Sampling & a Cooking Demo (Part 1)
IN THE WOLFF’S DEN: PART II
IN THE WOLFF’S DEN: PART I
There is a narrow dirt road that runs along the edge of the Wolff’s modest Sunny Brae farm. Mostly inactive now, this road used to be heavily traversed by tractors and various farming implements. Currently, three generations of Wolffs live along this stretch. Ken and Gennie, third generation Wolffs, live just across from the farm….