Tag Archives: fruit trees

Planting Out the Cistern Garden

I started this post back in March after we planted out about 200 fruit and nut trees, berries and perennial vegetables but time got away from me. Here it is July already and I’m just getting around to finishing it … Continue reading

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Deer-B-Gone

While doing our best to live with the wildlife it is still rattling to see our long term investment in fruit trees nibbled beyond recognition. In some ways it is our fault, our first swale and subsequently first row of … Continue reading

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Something Smells a Little Fishy Around Here…

Organic, cold-processed liquid fish.  check. Organic, cold-pressed neem oil.  check. Organic, un-sulfured, blackstrap molasses. check. Biodegradable soap.  check. Liquid Kelp.  check. Compost Tea.  check. All the ingredients needed to whip up my first batch of brew ala Michael Philips “Four Holistic Sprays of … Continue reading

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Chopping, Chipping, Digging, Aching

54 trees planted. We’ve chopped and scraped tree circles out of dense pasture, dug holes in clay soil and planted the fruit and nut trees with most of them having at least one of two kinds of mulch in place. Weekend 1 … Continue reading

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