December 11, 2015
Apple Trees and Washing Machines...
Steve and I planted a fig bush and four apple trees one weekend ago. We look forward to growing the apples and making cider in a few years. It will be at least 2-3 years until the baby trees start producing apples. Until then we have some cute sticks to view in our yard.
We plan on planting other fruit trees too like pear and cherry. Feeling like little farmers on our farmlett! In the spring we'll also begin our vegetable and herb garden. We'll have great compost by then too!
Loki guarded us while we planted...even though I took pictures I was a hard worker and dug holes too! LOL
Then we took a walk in the woods next to the property and saw an old washing machine. ????? So random. Even though it's not our piece of land we'll get around to cleaning out this and some of the other trash we've found in the woods. Yuck.
There are many things on our to do list to improve the property. We have a drainage/substrate issue in the stable yard...it becomes a mud pit and nearby we have standing water with even just a minor rain fall. We have plans to work on a french drain, then to build up the yard with some road base and then comfy pea gravel.
If only we had all the time and money we needed to get this done yesterday!!