When the Stakes are High

Almost all of the trees have been staked in time for the seasonal switch-a-roo of our prevailing wind direction. We decided to use 'Arbor-tie' for our tree ties and recycled wooden stakes. Full credit to my partner-in-crime for the painstaking salvage operation of wood from the mountain of scrap we inherited with the property. He de-nailed and ripped… Continue reading When the Stakes are High

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Mad about Mulberry

Every orchard should have at least one variety of nut tree and now I'm equally convinced every orchard deserves a Mulberry tree (Morus nigra). We planted one this spring and were blown away by the growth and explosion of flavour each berry was capable of providing. While doing chores we would all at detour across the farm… Continue reading Mad about Mulberry