Saturday, April 14, 2012

Family Planting

We bought FRUIT TREES today!  Long have we coveted having our own.  And recently we have finally completed enough planning and prep work to be ready to plant.  We met this really great guy at the nursery this morning.  He helped us choose the trees best for our family needs and gave us the "better than the basics" introduction to caring for our new fruit trees. We came home with a Honeycrisp apple tree, and a Fuji apple tree, a Stanley Plum, a Frost Peach and two fig trees.  All of our trees are the dwarf variety but should be sufficient for our family needs.  Here are some photos from the day.

Our Frost Peach!  As Jason was digging the hole for this peach he hit a root from an old pine we removed last year.  It was at least 6 inches in diameter and seriously water logged.  He was able to use the Sawzall to remove it only to discover a layer of asphalt just beneath the wretched root.  As he wiped the sweat off his brow he mentioned that he, "gets the first peach from this tree." Uhhh, Yeah, and maybe the even the second.  We still had three more trees to plant.  We hoped for better luck.

Good Work, Kaela!

Jason and Kaela broke ground for the second tree, our Stanley Plum, together.  Once again the Sawzall was employed but this root was only a few inches in diameter and much more easily removed. Kaela was an enthusiastic participant!

A Few More...

Kaela got to try her hand at the Sawzall today. She didn't really love it... but she sure was brave.

Tough Stuff

Roots, Beware!


  1. Wow! What fun these pictures are. Way to go, Kaela! You rock!