After the fire, the home's owners converted the old home site to pasture. We let that lapse shortly after we moved here. We grazed the area with sheep for a few years but there was just not very much forage available there. It only amounts to about a half acre. Black Walnut and Box Elder self seeded in the area.
Today was a great day to be working in the woodlot. The sun was shining, there was no wind and the temps were in the mid-20s.
|Doubles. As you can see there is some slope to this bit of heaven.|
|I almost left this one because it was leaning to the right, but then I saw it from the other side and it had changed its mind. A windbreak of White Pine on the right side of the photo in the background.|
|A graft from last year. This one is about 8' from the ground.|
The next challenge will to be figuring out how to get 25' up in these trees so I can graft on some improved nut producting cultivars. For the other nut growing geeks out there, I will be grafting Davidson (scion wood from Nebraska) and Sparrow (home grown scion wood).
I will be dragging the poles out after the snow melts.