Thursday, January 5, 2012

Guess what we've been planting!

I know...its a little crazy because I have a lot of back-logged  Christmas photos to post...lots of fun things we've done or made...but I just couldn't help but post a few photos of whats been going in here at our new home...

Fruit Trees!!

 We found a really nice nursery in a nearby town...its in a really cool, three story building that was built around 1912.  Super nice people....we just went to see what they had, since Dan had heard some kind of advertisement about a sale on fruit trees.  We've know from the start that we would be planting fruit trees all along the north side of our property and we really lucked out with the sale!  We ended up getting 3 Granny Smith Apples (what can I say...that's what my kids love best), 2 Gala Apples, 2 peaches and 1 Plum.  These are full size trees so we're excited about how big they will get over the years.  Dan's looking forward to trying out all the techniques he's read about planting different things around the base of the trees to fertilize them and help them grow.  Daffodils, garlic, clover, lupines...Daffodils and garlic keep other critters away from the trees and clover and lupines are nitrogen fixers that help produce nutrients for the soil.  Looking forward to trying it out :)

My handsome husband....who was so nice as to work with the boys to get several of the trees in the ground.  We still have a few to plant...

These are our little blueberry bushes...we have a couple of them.  Looking forward to them getting nice and big :)

We are really excited to finally be settled enough to be putting things in the ground that we will be able to enjoy for years to come.  So awesome....we were chatting with the boys about how we can't wait from them to come back with their kids to visit Gramma and Grampa and pick fruit from the trees... :)


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