Staking the Orchard

Here is where we plan to bury Bruce. Actually, this stake marks the spot where we’ll plant our Bruce Plum, but the future orchard does look sort of like a cemetery at the moment. With thetree spacing chart that I created in hand, I walked around the areas where we plan to plant our fruit and nut trees. I measured the recommended spaces and pounded stakes into the ground where each tree should go. There was much pondering and re-hammering as I considered the sun’s location, the height of the trees, and so on. When I washed the dishes that night, I could easily see the fruit tree stakes from the window above the sink. I’ll enjoy gazing at the orchard from that window in the future.

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