March’s hot weather has been replaced with cool, rainy days in April – just as the Farmer’s Almanac predicted! The cold weather put a damper on my gardening fun. It’s so windy out in the country – add that wind to cold, dreary days, and I have NO desire to get out there to work.
But all work has NOT ceased out on our little homestead. Last fall I ordered several fruit and nut trees from Trees of Antiquity. A friend and I ordered together to get a volume discount. And the trees arrived the first week in April. Of course, we waited until the absolute worst weekend weather wise we’ve had in quite some time to plant them. I did not have my camera, but imagine if you will, winter parkas, rain, and wind. It was ugly. But here is the end result:
Eight fruit and nut trees that will help increase our self-sufficiency. The two colossal chestnut trees are purely for my enjoyment – a harken back to my childhood in Germany. I had to buy two because they needed a pollinator. It will be fun to watch them grow and see if they are what I remember!
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