Tag Archives: apples

Long Weekend – Speed Round

I have so busy I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a blog, so I am going to write a speed round blog post to get caught up.  These topics may or may not be in order. … Continue reading

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A Candle Burnt on both Ends… and Grafting

I haven’t posted with much frequency lately.  That is mostly because I have been burning the candle at both ends so to speak.  As you all know, spring is a busy time most everywhere, and the Homestead is no exception.  I … Continue reading

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Good Wood, Dog Crate, and Peeing in the Car

I think I had mentioned that I am planning on trying my hand at grafting some apple trees this year.  I have already ordered root stock.  A local orchard was kind enough to give me free scion wood if I … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Just before we left on our vacation I bought a couple apple trees on clearance at a local farm supply store.  I didn’t get them in the ground before we left so they were looking pretty sad when we got … Continue reading

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Adding to the Orchard and a Vineyard is Born

A few weeks back I ordered a few apple trees and a couple grape vines. The expected ship date was more than a week before we were supposed to leave on our trip. As fate would have it, the shipment … Continue reading

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An Apple Planting Video

I really enjoy everything that Pa Mac does over at his website, farmhandscompanion, but his videos are about as good as it gets for homesteading topics.  Since I just planted some apple trees, just about the exact way he did, … Continue reading

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Watering and Wrapping the Orchard

I was able to sneak out to the homestead Friday morning for a few minutes and water and wrap the trees.  The reasoning behind wrapping trees is to keep mice and voles from stripping off the bark and killing the … Continue reading

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Orchard Phase One… Complete!

So I was able to borrow my dads truck on Friday while my mother-in-law watched the kids so I could go pick up some apple and peach trees.  I decided to use only trees from Tractor Supply as they are … Continue reading

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Packing and Orchard Planning

So in an effort to try and be as ready as possible to move when we finally get things ready out there, I have been trying to move as many of the things that we are keeping but don’t use … Continue reading

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