Apple Hills trades in strawberries for pumpkins

first_img“Fall is really becoming our time, so you’ll have pumpkins now.” Instead, the farm has its eyes on the fall. For the first time, they will be growing pumpkins to be ready for the end of summer. Farmer Dave Johnson told 12 News the return was not worth the work put into those crops. He said the weather makes strawberries extremely hard to grow. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — July is typically the time of year to pick strawberries and cherries at Apple Hills Farm Cafe. This year, the farm will not be growing either.center_img “Here we have challenges with rain, and it’s moist all the time, so you have rot and fungus, and it’s just hard to grow,” said Dave Johnson. While you wait, Johnson said blueberries and raspberries will be available to pick in the coming days.last_img read more

Jol feeling heat after latest loss

first_img There had been a feel-good factor around Craven Cottage early on, with a promising start by the Whites complementing the recent appointment of highly-rated Rene Meulensteen as head coach. However, that positive atmosphere turned poisonous as Swansea grew into the game, with supporters making their feelings known to under-fire Jol and his players during the 2-1 defeat. ‘Jol out’ rung out as time was called on the Whites’ latest loss, with that anger continuing to spill over as he trudged across from the managers’ bench to the tunnel. “It is not the nicest period of my life, I have to stay,” Jol said. “I can understand [the fans’ anger], of course. You don’t enjoy that, but the first half they were behind us because they could see us playing with a good rhythm, creating a few chances. “But the second half, if you are 1-0 down, then 1-1 and then 2-1 down, you get this sort of criticism. “You need points, you need wins. But I think, especially in the first half, we were good enough to score three goals and we didn’t. “The only disappointing thing is if you don’t score goals, you should be capable of getting a result, a 0-0 for example. That was terrible after scoring.” Jol is the bookmakers’ overwhelming favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave after this latest defeat, which keeps them in the relegation zone. The Dutchman admits he is “not sure” whether he can turn the fans around, but is confident he can oversee an improvement in the results. Asked what keeps him driven to succeed given the supporters’ anger, Jol said: “But then somebody else has to do it and I still know these players. “I brought a lot of players in and they know me. There is no problem in the dressing room. “You need 40 points and Swansea, for example, would have been below us if we would have had the winner today and there is no problem over there. “We scored their first goal for them, so what is the difference between success and failure?” Things could have been so much different had Dimitar Berbatov or Darren Bent netted during a dominant start to proceedings. The latter came closest by hitting the post, with Swansea taking the lead through an Aaron Hughes own goal early in the second half. Scott Parker drew parity when a cross looped in, but Fulham were unable to hold out as substitute Jonjo Shelvey rifled home spectacularly with 10 minutes remaining. While galling for Fulham, it was a morale-boosting first three points for Swansea since October 19, propelling the Welsh side into the top half. “Well, a win is always important,” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup said. “It was a great away win after what happened in the last game [against Stoke], when we should have won only for two points to fly away in the last second. “We knew that Fulham would be very difficult opponents today. They have lost some games recently but they had a chance to beat us today and go above us and away from the relegation zone. “All these things together made it a very, very, very important game for both of us. “Us being away added little more difficulty, so apart from the win, the performance over the last 20 minutes of the first half and the whole second was excellent. “We continued maintaining our style of possession, even in a moment where you could say maybe we should go a little more direct, more simple. We still kept doing what we always do and I think it was a great performance. “When they scored, we had to go back but we still dominated the rest of the half, except the last four or five minutes like always. “We got a great second goal and in the end the win, so I really have to say I am very, very pleased with the win and the performance.” Fulham fans turned on manager Martin Jol and his players after Swansea condemned the west London side to a fifth successive defeat in all competitions. Press Associationlast_img read more

Clippers’ Patrick Beverley joins All-Star Skills Challenge, per report

first_imgPatrick Beverley was just saying a few days ago that he had a problem with the fact that only one Clipper – Kawhi Leonard – was due in Chicago for this season’s NBA All-Star Game.Well, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, now Beverley will be there too, joining Detroit Pistons guard and fellow Chicagoan Derrick Rose in the Skills Challenge on Feb. 15.Beverley will be one of the eight “most skilled players in the NBA,” per the NBA, to compete by completing an on-court obstacle course. Beverley won the event in 2015, when he was a member of the Houston Rockets.The Clippers’ fiery leader – whose key 3-pointer down the stretch in Monday’s 108-105 victory Monday tied the game at 102 – is averaging 7.6 points this season and shooting 36.8% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-1 guard also is grabbing 5.8 rebounds per contest, second most by a player 6-3 or shorter. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Related Articles Players in the skills competition will wear a patch adorned with nine stars commemorating all of the victims pin the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant – as will participants in the All-Star weekend’s other activities, including the Rising Stars game, the 3-point contest and the slam dunk contest.Forward Kawhi Leonard was selected to be an All-Star starter for the fourth time, but Paul George. who’s missed 21 of the team’s 50 games because of injury, was left off the All-Star roster.For what it’s worth, George said he wasn’t offended: “Fact of the matter is I didn’t deserve to be an All-Star, I didn’t play enough games and I wasn’t out there enough. Honestly, it’s nice to have three extra days. I’ll take it with a smile on my face, root Kawhi on from wherever beach we decide to go.”last_img read more