Sunday, May 25, 2008

We Planted an Orchard!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We decided that it was time to add another project to the farm - we planted an orchard yesterday. Here are some pictures of the planting in progress. I'll get a final picture today after we install the electric fencing and the irrigation.

Here are our trees all lined up, waiting to be planted. 30 trees total, a mix of apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots and one lonely peach. Here's to cobblers and pies!!
Thankfully, we hired someone at the garden center to come out and auger out the holes for us. We actually got these trees all planted in one day, but we never could have done it without the holes being dug mechanically for us. THANK HEAVENS!

We also got a new batch of baby chicks this week. 50 more broilers and 2o double breasted, bronze turkeys. I can't wait to see the turkeys grow up! The bronzes are going to be SOOO pretty! Here's a little broiler tired, and hungry at the same time.

These guys are a day apart, but the bronze turkey is going to get so much bigger and be more active than the broilers. I can't wait to take the turkeys to the garden to eat some bugs!
Here's a pile of broilers all curled up against the wall sleeping. These guys hardly woke up when I came in this morning.

Here's another big pile of baby chicks, turkeys and broilers all curled up under the heat lamp. They're so cute when they're little!!And here is Miss Laverne - having a moment in the pasture without being bugged by her boys. You can see she is "shedding" her hair quite well! We find it all over fences and posts in the barn!