"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, October 27, 2008

Compost for Orchard site

I am moving our original compost piles(2) to one area we plan to plant apple trees. The best advice for moving to a climate so extreme as the desert southwest, was to check out the neighborhood and see what the neighbors are growing. Then you know what you can grow.

So we know that apple, pecan, pistachios, and pomegranate trees grow for sure here. So we are going to plant the above listed trees. I do know that some friends in town have a peach tree, and another has a cherry tree, but in the canyon area we live in are the 4 listed. So our orchard is no longer on the drawing board but in the soil/ground prep stage! Yay!


Penless Thoughts said...

We have one fruit tree in our back yard, but we're not sure whether it's an apricot or a peach. We planted a seed of each back about 4 years ago in separate pots. One grew and we planted it in the back yard and it is doing great. Which ever fruit it is we will be delighted. I really hope its apricot as we have peach farms near us, but not apricots.


That sounds just wonderful!! I hope the trees grow strong and produce much fruit for you in the years to come. I can see it now. connie from Texas

We had some peach trees until Tropical storm Claudett came one year and destroyed them. It had the best peaches even if they were small.

Mrs. Wayne Hunter said...

Hi! I do enjoy reading your blog. Have you ever heard of Trees of Antiquity in California? They sell heirloom fruit and nut trees and berry bushes, grave vines, etc. Here's the link:
http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=index .

Memories for a Lifetime said...

I love the thinking of the future, Jen!! And, I would love to come sample the fruits you grow!!

I know it will take a couple of years for them to bear fruit, but so worth the wait!!