Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shelterbelts

Earlier this summer, we obtained 50 chokecherries, several dozen golden birch, and some fast-growing poplars from TreeTime.ca.  The plants were dormant, but quickly grew. I am sure by this time next year, they will actually have enough growth to protect … Continue reading

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Water Bearer–Deke Helps in the Orchard

After a couple of rows of hoeing, we get pretty thirsty. Going back to the truck for water was getting tiresome, so we decided to have our dog, Deke, learn to ‘Fetch Water!’  He caught on to this in about … Continue reading

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Jewel in the Rough!

Carmine Jewel Cherries have to be the prettiest. I have three small plants–they are in their second year. The Cupid one got disseminated by grackles (they actually made a hole in the net and ate all the cherries in about … Continue reading

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