|carpet of apple blossoms in Wrightwood, California|
The other day I had an arborist come and look at the mature oak and pine trees on my property and give me an estimate. My neighbors and I agreed on what to do with some older oak trees on the boundary line. They have struggled with a beetle. They look very sick; it's sad. The drought caused them a lot of stress. Fortunately, we had a tremendous amount of snow this past season. It has made all the difference. The soil is like chocolate cake!
|healthy and strong rhubarb|
We worked out a plan that everyone was happy with, and then I got an additional estimate for the trees that I own. Most of these homes are on one lot. Since I purchased four lots, there are many, many trees. My favorites are the cypress. They have such a special look and feel. The man trimming the trees told me that they look very healthy, too. I just love them.
|a walk along the river bed|
The rhubarb is growing like mad! Little baby shoots uncurl overnight. It really multiplies. The apricots are ready to pick, and I spotted my first tomato on the vine. Gardening is so nurturing and rewarding. I feel fortunate to live in a climate that is so conducive to growing food. I am also thankful that I bought property at such an excellent price. It was a sound investment.
What are you growing?
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