And FINALLY we got some good help. This picture features our new all around handy guy Ike. Here he is planting the 5 Chinese Apricot trees ordered from Peaceful Valley Organic. Also planted were thornless Boysenberries and Honeoye Strawberries. While Billy was here Ike helped with the garden extension and installing the germination chamber. Ike's studying to be an EMT and needs a flexible schedule but for right now he's INvaluable. What a relief to have someone who can take care of all the things that crop up while Billy is absent. Speaking of cropping up, we also planted Jostaberry bushes in October in hopes of getting a crop this year. Information on Jostaberry which is a cross between gooseberry and currant states that you will get a crop after the 2nd year. These were 2 year old plants so I have my fingers crossed that we will get at least a small harvest this year.
So lots of interesting things going on around here and the next post I promise you will be on tomato varieties.
We'll be at St.John's next weekend so let me know how those Milo eggs taste.
God's Blessings on you and yours,
Sam and Bill