Ain’t it purdy?


So far it has the only flowers around – it’s still early in the season for Spring flowers – but it’s flowering more enthusiastically than I’ve ever seen it. Nights have been very mild with no hard freezes and none forecast for the next week.

Such a pretty day yesterday, with hardly any wind, and I got a lot of clean-up work done in the yard. Among which, I pulled away the fencing so I could remove the dead rosemary and all the blown-in tumbleweeds, mulch it with well-composted chicken shit and rotted straw, then slowly pour four big buckets of water over the lot. Then rearranged the fence before any cattle noticed.

It’ll never bear fruit, but it’s the most successful* of all the fruit trees we tried several years ago and I like it.


* Loosely defining ‘successful’ as still alive.

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4 Responses to Ain’t it purdy?

  1. Robert says:

    “defining ‘successful’ as still alive.”
    Applies to us all, lately, Joel.
    And is indeed purty.

  2. Zelda says:

    Food is grown all over the world in climates and locations much more severe than yours. Use the agricultural practices of the original inhabitants of your area, including basins and runoff control, animal control, and buy fruit tree varieties (mail order) in harmony with your conditions, not WalMart and garden shop specials. Don’t give up. You can do it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe this year…

  4. jabrwok says:

    There’s a YouTuber I follow who lives in an environment comparable to yours Joel, and he has both a garden and a greenhouse. Might be worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/user/homesteadonomics.

To the stake with the heretic!