Friday, May 4, 2018

So long Stanley.

Seven years of failing. Black knot, aphids, mold from aphid pee and other assorted associated trouble. Hardly any edible fruit to speak of. I think we got a few the first year, it was very good so I tried just about everything I could to limp this tree along but it is too susceptible and was a losing battle.
I can hear Bea Arthur's voice as Dorothy
 saying good bye to Stanley.
In Stanley's place is a Bonfire peach.  Fruit quality varies by opinion.  I bought it last year at a pretty good discount and it had a rough winter because it was left in the pot  and we had a very cold winter.  Much of the top died off but since I got the plum tree cut down and dug up I had a place to put it finally.
It should recover well.  We've had some warm weather and a good amount of rain this Spring.

This is Bonfire about midsummer last year.

This is also my first attempt at getting into my blog and posting since I finally figured out the email and blog account issue. I have to learn more about formatting through the phone. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fort Veggie

I got the metal fencing put up around the garden today. Hopefully round 2 of the plastic will be fine.  Saw a woodchuck today while i was installing the fence. Got him 2 times with the pellet gun. He's big and his den hole is big, but i know where it is.  Might be able to smoke him out.

Still no pics because i have not had time to work out how i'll get a consistent method of synching and uploading without going over what ever the photo site allows for usage/share limits.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Spring that hasn't.


Well,  no snow lately at least.  Chilly and rainy almost constantly. Easter Sunday was gorgeous, it got to about 80 degrees and was bright but it hasn't happened since.

Its almost worse than midwinter.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Cleanup day



Still more to go but the plastic is in great shape for this experiment of not tilling this year.