The March winds arrived a day early yesterday... but then it was Feb. 29. Isn't that really March 1?
It was difficult to stand against the wind sometimes as we pruned and trained and mulched and expanded the deer cages around three more apple trees yesterday. The Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees were both perplexing (one yesterday, another a few weeks ago). That variety seems to tend to grow in strange ways. We also worked on a William's Pride and a Grime's Golden yesterday. William's Pride was a very nicely shaped tree, with well-spaced laterals. Its fruit does not keep long, however, so that will be the apple we must eat up first -- whenever we let the trees start producing.
Until tomorrow -- or the next day...
|Dew on a poppy seedling.|