Monday, February 4, 2013
200 plus trees planted!!
Well, this does not really show a fantastic picture, but all the little brown things on the ground are tree protectors on the trees....better pictures once they get bigger and bloom. The trees are just minus some mulching, tree protectors and tags. We also put some vetch in to see if it will do well as a living mulch. The vetch is already out in the West field and comes back for about 75% of the year to feed the chickens a high protein snack. The grapes are taking a little bit longer because they are being put on a area that was tractored quite a bit and so Michael and the granite are having a disagreement, but if anyone knows my husband the granite will lose. The last 40 holes along the fence line should go quickly and all grapes are on somewhat of a slope with a southern exposure for drainage and optimal light. They are all Cabernet and Merlot grapes except for four seedless Flame I added near the end (well Dave Wilson added them and I just kept instead of calling for the millionth time!!) We were shorted some trees and there is a little bit more room on the Southeast side so I think I will add 50 more this next year if all goes well and add in an additional apple, some pears and nectarines and maybe a couple olives. Saturday was my favorite working day of the four so far, and that is when all three of my girls were out there along with Olivia and her daughter Addie (alias Great Customers and Friends). It was "Girl Power" day and the energy made the day go so quickly and by far was almost the most productive....the day Michael augured almost all the tree holes takes 1st Place. Well, I am just a little tired to say the least, but note sore?? I guess I am in better shape than I thought...well one more day of planting and then Saturday is irrigation day right after it rains hopefully. Though I must say "Thank you Lord!!!", the rain, the snow, the weather for planting all was perfect!! This was a huge step for us and I was more than just a little anxious about getting this done, but then everything fell into place so perfectly!! It could not have gone any better!! One of our major goals this year has been to become "tourable", and I believe by the end of March we will be there. I went ahead and told a Boy Scout troop to come on out!! Can't wait and they even asked for a project to do....I can't wait...they are 1st and 2nd graders!! See ya all soon....Moonstruck signing out!!