November kept us busy. Weather was good and we got a big head start on preparing the ground for a major replant in the spring. Good thing as by December 1st the temperatures had dropped below zero and the ground was quickly frozen. The weather stayed cold December, January, February and well into March. This was the first year that we can honestly say that we wondered why we were farming!!!
Our tree planting - 2300 trees - Salish, Ambrosia & Sunrise
Over the last 40 years we have planted thousands of trees. We have bought a lot of shovels and dug a lot of holes. For one or two weeks in the spring, dig, plant, fill & level... all by hand. This year we had the opportunity to use a tree planter. It was truly amazing, 6 hours and all the trees were in the ground. By the end of the next day the irrigation was laid and by the end of a week, all the support systems was in place.
Our tree planting crew, can't thank each of you enough.