It has been 5 years since we planted 200 little twigs into the field and called it an apple orchard. I have to tell you that nothing stretches your faith like farming ..
Saturday, September 04, 2021
Trusting the vision
The twigs were not much more then marshmallow sticks.
Then a couple years ago they were rigorously pruned to look more like grape Vines ... Trusting the vision ...
A branch growing on the horizontal will produce twice the fruit of a vertical one , and allowing light in will produce bigger fruit .. then having them in the chicken run is a organic way to keep the bugs down ..
Well today we are seeing the end result
The fruit is beautiful
And they are so abundant
We will make a storage seller to keep them fresh so that we can deliver them to the orphanages during the winter when fruit pric s are too high for them to normally include fruit in the diets
We have plans now for two small projects if the funds come in . We would like to purchase a fruit press to make juice along with the canning supplies ($200)
And the other project is to build shelves and boxes and put in a fan in a root cellar to store apples at the right temperature and humidity. ($200)
As I look at the pictures , I can't help but think what my grandson Aiden would say