Planting Your Trees

After we got home, my husband immediately went out and dug 9 salad-bowl shaped holes in the spots we had chosen, adding a couple of handfuls of gypsum to each hole and a little wood ash, too. And there was the start of our orchard.

Planting an orchard gives one such a sense of hope. It feels so good to be part of the natural rhythm of the earth and to do something that seems so special and kind.

I can picture the trees a few years from now, and all the beautiful blossoms, fruit and delighted bees and birds we’ll have in the spring.  Some of the trees will provide shade for the coops and run. Our Turkey, Tommy Tunes, was fascinated by this bunch of pears and peach trees.

My 90-year old mom lives with us. When we came back in from planting, she proclaimed, “Well now you have an official farm, because you have an orchard.” That kinda feels right. This is the start of what will become our annual tradition of visiting Fedco in the spring.

 

THE FEDCO TREE SALE WILL CONTINUE ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 6-7 FROM 9:00AM-3:00PM.

Read the Part I of our Adventure – FEDCO TREES SALE – OMG – Pure Joy

Read the Part II of our Adventure – FEDCO TREES SALE – Packing Up Your Trees

Read the Part III of our Adventure – FEDCO TREES SALE – That Strawberry Room