Latest #orchard Posts
- A #pink #grapefruit #sunset to match the #orange #sunrise ! .
#sky #gardening #citrus #organicfood #green #urbanfarming #orchard #calm .
This one took some effort to take. Sunsets can change rapidly so I hurriedly cut the grapefruit, mounted it on a stick (so my hand would not block the shot), and climbed the wall for the best angle. So there I am balancing on a 6’ block wall holding a grapefruit wand high in the air when I glance down to see my neighbor staring from his kitchen window. Yet another eccentric performance to solidify my reputation in the neighborhood!
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- If this little boy isn’t his dad spitting image, I don’t know what is.
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- This is the avenue #orchard and slowly dwindling #mulch pile. The orchard is built on private community land however the trail is city park. People like the fruit trees. They say it is nicer than a lawn. All the work is by #volunteer kindly helping the labor of love. Including these little guys. Very helpful. #thankyou
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- It’s been a challenging week and we are a little behind getting ready for the next chapter producing a new instruction booklet to support the farm managers and those working in the field. New spec book to be emailed out and printed asap.
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- Fruit trees have been a goal of ours since we first bought our home six months ago. Once we began our garden planning our two main focuses were #1 . Efficiency in terms of space and #2 . Production. Last weekend we attended an Espalier Growing & Pruning class taught by master gardener Harry Olson from OSU. It was a blast! Harry is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to espalier & vertical growing (swipe ➡️ to see his amazing tomatoes!) He even invented the "Harry Prune". We learned so much and can't wait to put his techniques into practice on our little homestead! Pictures from Harry's garden. .
If you're wondering what the heck Espalier is and why to do it, my friend Wikipedia has got you 👌
Espalier: "is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame. Plants are frequently shaped in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis. Espaliers, trained into flat two-dimensional forms, are used not only for decorative purposes, but also for gardens in which space is limited. In a temperate climate, espaliers may be trained next to a wall that can reflect more sunlight and retain heat overnight or orientated so that they absorb maximum sunlight by training them parallel to the equator. These two strategies allow the season to be extended so that fruit has more time to mature."
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- It’s Friday! Pick cider!
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