Monday, March 4, 2019

Orchard at Storybook Farms

Several months ago we had a logging company come and take down several of our big trees.  Then, we had another company come through to clear it.  Well, at least they tried to clear it.  Unfortunately, they didn't do the best job.  It was fun trying to figure out what to do with this partially cleared/disturbed piece of property. :o)  We played around with the idea of making it into a basketball court or volleyball court.  But, in the end we decided to plant an orchard....or at least try!  You know us and plants....

First, we needed to completely clear it.  The kids and I worked an hour on the left side.  It was tiring!!

Then, someone asked if they could store their tractor at our place for a month.  They said we could use it all we want.  Isn't that just like God?!  So, my hubby had fun driving the tractor around, and my orchard was cleared....somewhat!
Micah loved watching.  He said that one day he was going to be a Farmer.  I asked him what he would have on his farm.  He looked at me like the answer was obvious and said, "Tractors!!"

The dirt in that area is still a little sandy and a little clay.  Good thing we have LOTS of rabbit manure for fertilizer!

To get rid of the stumps Patrick decided to burn them.  It was amazing!

After burning continuosly for 2 days, there was a big pit.  You could even see where the roots had burned out.

We're planning to transplant our 2 apple trees, 2 pomegranates, 4 blueberries, and 2 chinese honey oranges. Then, we'll plant an olive tree my parents just bought Patrick.  And also we'll plant the pear that we just bought.
I think we'll need a couple of peach trees for sure.  And a plum!  This is so fun!

So, hopefully this will one day be our "Orchard at Storybook Farms." That has a nice ring to it!

1 comment:

  1. It will be wonderful to watch the progress of your orchard :-)