A few weeks ago, when the guys were putting up the shelter, I had them also dig 13 holes for trees I had purchased at Lowe’s.
The guys had rented a hole digger, so I figured it was a good idea. I am lousy at digging holes myself. I can improve on holes already started… but I cannot penetrate the earth very well.
Anyway, I’ve had these holes scattered around for a few weeks now. All of them held upside-down buckets in the meantime because I was afraid guests would fall in.
No one did.
Anyway, today was the day!
Johnny Appleseed on duty!
Annie got trees on both sides of her paddock today!
The first set I planted were two Mullberries and 2 Poplars. After about a minute, Annie took a chunk out of the poplar near her mouth… so I had to make a big wooden “X” on the fence to keep her mug OUT.
ANNIE’S OTHER AISLE
This was the aisle that I had to cease work last week (because we lost our Grass Valley tenants). I had planned on putting a wood aisle all the way down to the bottom of the hill and then cross fencing to both corners. This would have allowed Annie and Gwen to be out all the time, as well as Finn, BG, Wrig, Missy Miss and Mo.
Now we are waiting on that… but I still had two trees to start the future ‘ tree studded aisle’.
Today, I added 2 Raywood Ash trees to the aisle. Now we have 3 there. The new trees are tiny compared to the Granddaddy at the front of the property, but they will grow. Such pretty trees!
Gwen always stands in one spot when she is resting. So, I gave her a tree. I’m sure she was not impressed as it is young and skinny… .
Gwen got a Quaking Aspen. I bought it because Quaking Aspens remind me of Wyoming. I think I should have purchased a few – to make a grove. I know their roots connect when planted together.
Hubby said that he thinks a Quaking Aspen won’t survive in our area… we’ll just see about that! I will do my best!
BEHIND THE SHEDS
Our two sheds are unbearable to enter just about most of the Spring and Summer. Too. Hot. I thought that a few trees to shade them might really help.
I added a Pepper Tree, a cherry tree and a Sycamore up there.
The little Pepper Tree looks so itty bitty next to the giant pepper tree that already exists nearby.
MY APPLE TREE
I love apple trees. So, that was the 10th tree today. I should have purchased the one that already had fruit on it. That would have been clever of me. But instead, I went for the Fuji. I have no idea if it is a male or female.
But, it is planted. Near the horses, of course!
WRIGLEY, ANNIE AND MISSY MISS.
The last photo I took.
Annie is in the way back – she’s actually in the 5 acres, visiting Missy Miss across the fence – in the background.