Bunny Stop

The local nibbler of things stopped by later to check on our work I think.

Unsure if it approved or not.




While Redflare worked on the tree I started tilling the garden a little. I had to stop along the way because she needed assistance, but I was pretty happy with my progress for how short I was doing it.


Tree Surgeon

The local rabbit population were certainly hungry this winter. One of our apple trees certainly suffered.

After wrapping it up until spring came it was time to gather supplies and begin.

Behold the beautiful tree surgeon!

And the final result.

So, what in the world did we actually do?

My understanding is that by taking some twig clippings from the tree while it was still dormant Redflare then used a chisel below the nibbling and above the nibbling in the bark to create a nutrient bridge with the twigs.

Kind of like taking a hair or skin graft from another part of your body to heal yourself with your own parts.

As of right now, the tree looks healthy. While all of its relatives in the back yard have baby apples this one only has leaves. That’s a good thing as that means it’s putting all its effort into healing rather than making apples this year.

If it survives this winter? Then we’ll call the surgery a success.


Moar Apples

One of these days we’ll have a lot of apples in our yard… and shade.

One of these days.

This “Red Rome Bueaty” apple tree seems to like its new home next to the driveway. Should nicely provide some shade to the house in the afternoons and evenings when it grows too.

Expected size is ten feet tall and potentially ten feet round so we made sure to put it far enough away from both driveway and garage to accomodate it.

(That other garage in the background is the neighbor’s.)
I fear we’re almost out of yard space for more trees though.