“Two Fish Farm” – Where I live
Two Fish Farm is a 10-acre farm started in the year of our Lord 2000.
Two-Fish Farm got its name on April 30, 2000 – when for two consecutive days, Megan caught two fish each day – a large-mouth bass and a sunfish on April 29, 2000 and two sunfish on April 30, 2000. She was fishing with her friend Rose when she caught them. Both days were beautiful spring days!
Saturday, April 8, 2000 – Planted eight fruit trees next to the pond. Thank God for Derek’s post hole digger! I planted these trees using peat moss and manure and some fertilizer. All fruit trees from Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York. Total cost of trees $133.80 or $16.72 per tree.
Early Macintosh Apple
Wolf River Apple
Also planted four willow branches cut from Derek’s Willow tree in his front yard. Marked them with a ribbon.
Saturday, April 15, 2000 (or thereabouts) – Planted flowers by fence posts in front of lot (Astible and Lupines)
Sunday, April 30, 2000 – Planted fifty (50) Christmas trees with the help of Megan, Rose and Shenna. Megan seemed to really get into it, as she was most careful about getting the roots completely into the hole. Tilled field first and then planted trees about 6 feet apart in rows about 10 feet about. Also planted old-fashioned Hollyhock on the fencerow – just plopped it in the ground – covered it with peat moss and watered from pond. It took about two hours to plant. The Concolor firs looked the best out of the box. Promised all three girls two free Christmas trees for helping with the planting. Total cost of trees was $59.90 or $1.20 per tree.
Ten Scotch Pine
Ten Scotch Pine – Clone
Ten Concolor Fir
Ten Douglas Fir
Ten Fraser Fir
Saturday, May 14, 2000 – returned from a weekend in New York with Megan – saw the play Fosse and stayed at the Marriott – East Side – Really felt welcomed at the hotel. Got home and picked up trees and manure. Planted 20 Christmas trees using poachers spade. Megan was the “manure girl” – she really got into helping me with the trees despite the bugs! Dinner and ice cream in Stockton to celebrate.
Ten Serbian Spruce – $2.50 per tree
Ten Southwestern Pine – $2.69 per tree
Saturday, June 10, 2000 – HOT! 95 degres! Planted two more apple trees – Megan and Jillian helped but spent more time sitting in the air conditioned car (smart girls!) it was very hot! I was driven to cursing (how sad) – Megan gave me two slivers of ice to cool me down. Ten trees in the orchard, all in a line – a line – not a straight line.
Pound Sweet Apple
Northern Spy Apple
Saturday, November 11, 2000 – Planted three fruit trees with Megan next to the pond. Megan picked the spot for the last tree, a Windsor Cherry, which completed a beautiful arc of trees along side the pond. Dug away all grass from around the tree and mulched heavily.
Sunday – March 25, 2001 – Still not in the house. Cut down cedar that was split by the heavy snow. Cleared brush and tress for about three hours. It was a clear and bright day with the temperature in the 40’s. Took canoe out on the pond yesterday. It was raining a little but it was rather peaceful. It’s a big pond but not very deep – five or six feet maximum. Making plans for the vegetable garden.