Apple Wood


This is a shot of a dead apple tree. Quite pretty in the right light. When we moved here there were apple trees in the back yard – dead or nearly dead ones. We are in prime apple growing climate and I have always wanted to replant. In fact, I have planned to plant new apple trees every next year but something always came up. Sometimes I didn’t have the money, other times I didn’t know exactly where I wanted. Sometimes the spring planting season just got away from me. If I had just plante one or two a year I would have apples now. C’est la guerre. Well, last year I made a lot of compost and this year I have dug ten very large holes which we filled halfway with compost and dirt. I will do another ten before winter. Next spring I will be ready…

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4 Responses to Apple Wood

  1. Hi Walter,
    Neat photo. Oh yes, you will be so happy that you finally planted your apple trees. I linked here from the nice comment you left on my blog, Farmgirl Fare. A fellow shepherd! Love the critter photo. So glad I discovered Sugar Mountain Farm. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great day!

  2. pablo says:

    My son’s Scout troop camped at an old apple orchard some years ago. The orchardist (this was many hundreds of acres of trees) was cutting them down because he couldn’t compete with Chinese apples (prices) and converting to peaches. (I didn’t know peaches would grow in Missouri.) Anyway, he had a mountain of apple branches and trunks and invited the scouts to use as much for firewood as they wished. There was a monstrous bonfire that evening, conducted by the adults, not the boys.

  3. pablo says:

    My son’s Scout troop camped at an old apple orchard some years ago. The orchardist (this was many hundreds of acres of trees) was cutting them down because he couldn’t compete with Chinese apples (prices) and converting to peaches. (I didn’t know peaches would grow in Missouri.) Anyway, he had a mountain of apple branches and trunks and invited the scouts to use as much for firewood as they wished. There was a monstrous bonfire that evening, conducted by the adults, not the boys.

  4. P.V. says:

    Lovely photo Walter! I hope you dont midn if I snich it as a desktop backgrond for my computer…

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