When I first started talking about growing fruit trees at 8,600 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, people looked at me in a rather peculiar way. Having such a short growing season made gardening a challenge, let alone the idea of growing fruit. The standard growing environment for fruit trees calls for at least 150 […]
Since spring is an excellent time of year to plant fruit trees, we are expanding our small orchard. We just planted five plum trees in our orchard! To find out how we planted our plum trees, click the link to read more.
This spring, why not add a few fruit trees to your backyard farm or homestead? Here are a few tips to help you select the right fruit trees for your home orchard.
Each winter, I tend to curl up in front of the wood stove and read. This winter, I devoured numerous homesteading books, and want to share some of the most inspiring ones with you.
Autumn is persimmon time! Learn more about the delicious native edible, the American Persimmon, and how to enjoy it!
Dirt under the fingernails, robins in the yard – spring is surely on its way! On our homestead, we’ve been planning, dreaming, and most importantly GROWING! From fruit trees and seedlings to our future home, see what’s taking root.