You can bet that the minute both of us felt up to it we headed outdoors shovels and pruners in hand. Well, Chris had the shovel and I had the pruners for pointing!
|Fabulous garden soil! It's taken years of work to turn forest dirt into viable garden and I love this stuff!|
We decided to replace the dead trees with true dwarf trees. Just look at this little cutie! Our reasoning is that we really don't need all the much fruit coming ripe at once that a full size tree provides and dwarf trees will require a lot less water per tree.
Right now is bare root season and a perfect time to plant. Hopefully we'll get more winter rain (Please Lord) and they'll be well set in for the growing season when it warms up for real.
Two little peach trees into the ground.
Two nectarines in pots We'll see which does better as the summer progresses.
The garden is all ready for spring to arrive. I have straw bales set aside for my experiment in straw bale gardening this growing season but it's not time to start conditioning those yet.
These ladies got a chance to do some digging as well. They love to scratch around in the sunshine and are always VERY curious about whatever we're doing in their domain. We finished planting the trees just in time before another storm rolled in bringing sleet and fierce winds which blew down trees in the surrounding forest. We were tucked in on the couch watching a
marathon by that time and River was in her favorite winter spot.
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Until next time,