Below is the most current layout of the 26 apple trees in the tall spindle rows. I have now also tagged all the older trees in the orchard and will add a sheet indicating the identity of each tree. I am working to save and renew these older trees and started trimming off the branches of other trees than shade them.
Another good weekend at home. I love being at home and “working” about the farm. I will have to make a plan to ensure that I can stay here when I retire and this means revisiting my spending, savings, support, and contributions behavior. Ben was very instructive on that point and for that, I am most grateful! Megan and Dan came over and worked a bit on Friday as I had taken the day off. Dan did a nice job of putting down stone on the path through the woods and the spot he