What homesteader doesn’t want an orchard? Fresh fruits and nuts ready for the taking all summer and fall? Homegrown produce to fill your pantry and cold cellar? Yes please! But starting one can be quite intimidating unless you know what to consider before making the investment. Here are some tips to help you decide what […]
Most of us tend to go about our everyday activities without giving the trees surrounding us much thought. National Arbor Day is a holiday that reminds us all of the importance and value every single tree has. Arbor Day is recognized and observed around the world by all different cultures. In the United States, it […]
Cherry trees are a good choice for home fruit production, but pests can sometimes be a problem. Here’s how we planted our cherry trees using a permaculture guild – a combination of plants that works together to produce more healthy cherries.
Could it be that there is a simple secret to making certain trees flourish – a secret that is passive and easy? I certainly believe that there is, and it appears that we are already seeing the fruits of our labor.
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.