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TAG : Orchards

Choosing an Apple Tree

Dear friends,Someone always asks us what kind of apples we grow, and I’d like to tell you all about our choices, hoping our information will be helpful to anyone wishing to start their own orchard or plant a couple trees. We have two 20-by-30-foot fenced-in orchards containing six trees ...

The Story Of Our Orchards

Dear readers, I have decided to stray from telling our farm story in chronological order, and instead, tell the story from beginning until now of different subjects. I’m excited to start off with our fruit trees as they were the first thing we planted. If you are thinking about starting an ...

Dream Planning

Dear readers, buying our little hobby farm in 2009 was the realization of a dream. A big dream. I recently ended the last story of our first summer on the farm by using the anonymous quote: “When one of your dreams come true, you begin to look at the others more carefully.” I can’t ...

Finding Land

In my last blog, I wrote about Larry's and my yearning for land, and this is how we finally found it. We were changing our way of doing things in our house and yard here in the city. Going Green. We were also considering the changing world and taking stock of our assets and safety. I remarked ...

Boys In The Fruit Orchard

When my brother was growing up, our mom and dad owned a peach orchard in the Lewiston Orchards, Idaho. (It was actually called that then, too.) This picture shows him when he was still young helping them in the orchards by carrying the weeds – and probably pulling them, too. At that time it ...

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