February 27, 2004

200 Trees on order - woohoo!!!

Jennifer just placed our tree order today - we are getting 200 trees from some commercial nurseries (1, 2, 3 and 4). This will cover just under two acres and will be the starting point for our orchard. 25 different varieties including traditional cider apples, some crab apples for pollination as well as some general eating and juice apples.

Since apples are propagated by grafting, this will also be the way we bootstrap the rest of our planned ten acres of orchard - We will also be planting rootstock this spring and then grafting scions spring 2005.

Two electric fence chargers are on order and an eight-foot tall fence will be going up over the next few weeks. There are lots of signs of deer in the woods (scat and bedding hollows) so we will need this.

Lots of work to do… (grin)

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