M-C's newest post has some peach canning tips as well as a few questions for her readers.
We selected our trees, planted them with love, and watched them grow. Then the fun began - beautiful fruit growing on our very own trees!
A short story about what happens when you turn two boys loose in a peach orchard. Even when they are supervised.
At the end of any road can be a surprise, but especially on gravel roads.
Peach Cobbler, it's a Southern classic and so easy to make. The basic recipe is so easy a child can make it but you can add your own flair with special spices or even change the fruit to what's fresh and available in your area.
Sometimes one wonders about why things happen as they do, but there is a plan here and there we wouldn't change.
The springtime workload can get overwhelming, but we try to stay focused and do one task at a time.
We refer to our first year at the farm as the cleanup year. Now, we would begin the second which soon became known as 'the planting year.'
When you plant many trees, such as nut trees, you plant for the future.
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.
Planting an apple tree appropriate for your zone, pollination and disease resistance is a science. Thankfully, the Stark Bro’s catalog gives all the information needed.