Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy Walnut Trees!

It was way back in March that I wrote about Jake and I moving forward with our "Plan"and getting our piece of dirt planted with walnut trees. You can read about it here if you missed it. Fast forward five months and look at these trees. Gorgeous!

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

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