Monday, 28 March 2016

Do you recall my apple trees?

Daisy & I planted them last fall
Placed branches on them
Yes, I planted two last fall. I was hopeful, but not optimistic. [ I planted two apple trees!]

Thankfully, they are quite tall. Guess who has been trimming them for me? They can stand up on the snow we had, and reach up, waaaay up!

I took photos of them before March Break (Mar. 13th), and our grandsitting took over my blog posts as we celebrated our fun!

They are hard to spot, the trees, but they are on either side of the old wagon wheel.

What I did was take the large pine branches, felled from our last ice storm, and propped them up to cover the lower branches of the apple tree. We shall have to wait and see.
Isabelle and I talked about how the branches on the ground prevented the snow from getting sunshine and melting.
 

THEN, the ice storm, March 24th


In the meantime, Bambi is getting frisky!

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope your trees are ok after that ice storm. The deer photos are awesome. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

sandy said...

I love your photos! Right after it snows here I always take out in the jeep to get photos. Yours are excellent - those trees, sigh...so beautiful.

Karen said...

My husband passed away in fall of 2004. In the spring of 2005, the grandchildren and I "planted an orchard" in his memory. Fast forward to 2016. I have about two foot suckers where the trees used to be. The deer demolished every single one! Don't know why they don't bother with these suckers though. I'm tempted to start trimming them back to a single stem to see if they will amount to anything.

William Kendall said...

Deer will be deer. My cousin has an orchard, but oddly they've never been a problem there.