|Here is what they looked like on February 27, the day they went into the ground.|
|And here is what they look like today!|
As you can see, sunshine, water and nurturing by my favorite farmer, Jake Cecil have proven to be a great recipe for growing beautiful trees. Just like growing kids, they must have a good foundation.
The weeds seem to like the attention the trees are getting too.
Here is my attempt at catching the sprinklers at work. These sprinklers emit a very light dusting of water over a 24 hour period once a week during the summer months. The method of irrigation is very efficient in providing to the trees and in conserving water. We had planned to use flood irrigation for a few years which is not the most efficient type of irrigation but it is what was available to us at the time and was just a short term solution. However, after some discussions and a review of the finances, we determined our money was going to be better spent upfront making the investment into a sprinkler system and digging a new well. I think the trees appreciate the decision.
And what is a blog post without a picture of my favorite farmer and his protegees?
Thanks for reading! ~mrs. c