Friday, February 3, 2017


This week was so nice and warm after the week of storms and teen temperatures. We had temps in the high 50's and this week they say around 61 degrees. 
It was great for our old bones to get out and get some exercise and fresh air.
We worked in the orchard and on the black berries.  We still have some work in the green houses to do.  That is where we plan on planting this year.  Maybe some potatoes in the field.  It is a work in progress.
 This was the orchard before we started.  Lorraine my daughter-in-law was teaching for 3 years and was not able to get everything done to the orchard.  So the orchard really had 3 nice years of rest. 
Dear Hubby always loved doing fruit trees when we had had them some years back.  So he started pruning them.
I painted the trunks to keep the rabbits from nibbling on the bark.  Should have seen me trying to get up after about 2 years of not much physical labor :)

The orchard after pruning and raking the leaves around the trees.  I think they were lifting their branches in praise.
While I painted tree trunks, Dear Hubby was removing salt bushes (that you see in the picture) so he could get to the blackberries.
Here are some of the pruned berries.  They look just like little green sticks now.
The fence is cleared of salt bushes and the berries trimmed.  There are more to do next week inside the garden.  That will be this next weeks labor of love to them.


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