Country Wine

Making Country Wine It turns out, making wine at home is not nearly as complicated as many home brewers would have you believe.    The materials and process, as outlined below in the video explain it quite well. We gave this a try with fresh plums, also as shown in the video, since we really like…

Trimming the Apple Trees

The apple trees were about 18″ tall when we planted them. Six were originally planted, with the idea of making an espalier apple tree fence. Of the six, three have survived and grown pretty well. Since they were unattended most of their first years, the trees had a rough start without regular watering and of…

New Fruit Trees

Planted some new fruit trees this week. 2 Moonglow Pears Big, bold, blushed fruit. This beautiful, Bartlett-type pear is soft and juicy but never mushy. The tree is blight-resistant and will bear fruit for years. A strong pollinator for other pear varieties. Ripens in mid August. O Henry Peach large fruit with red-blushed yellow skin;…

The Fruit Trees Still Growing

The trees look pretty good. There is evidence of critters eating the leaves – caterpillars specifically. The cherry tree on the south west corner of the prayer garden area is doing pretty well. It is substantially taller than the other tree and now stands a little over six feet tall. Below, is the cherry tree…