Friday afternoon Vince and I put on our boots, sprayed ourselves with tick spray and went to check the crab apple trees. They weren’t ready yet. The lady up at the apple orchard had told me she’d have some for me last week so we drove up there and she hadn’t picked them yet and wouldn’t let us pick them. She said to come back next week but I’ve driven up there twice when she told me to come and I give up on her. The ones in the woods will get ready within a few weeks and I’ll get some of those. I doubt the deer will eat them, they’re so blasted sour, but there are so many back there, I don’t think the deer will get them all.
On our way home from the apple orchard, we stopped by the home improvement store and they had all their trees 40% off. While this isn’t the best time of year to plant trees, they’re guaranteed for one year so if they don’t make it, I’ll just get some replacements when it is a better time to plant.
We got a crab apple, a plum, an apricot and two apple trees. We set them out back so we could water them really good and went about our business and forgot all about those pesky deer who came right up and munched all the lower leaves off the trees.
So, for now, til Vince has time to dig holes and build fences around them, they’re inside the fenced garden area, where they’re hopefully safe.
And, speaking of the garden area . . look at these tomato plants. They are loaded!
My chili peppers are beautiful too! They’ll get dried, along with ancho peppers that are in the other garden and I’ll make a chili powder blend from them. Aren’t they so pretty . . bright red against the bright green?