Monday, January 7, 2008


The Funny Farm Orchard is taking shape with the addition of 5 apple trees and 2 cherry trees. Yesterday i planted 2 arkansas black apples, 3 freedom apples and 2 black cherry trees. In a few years we'll begin harvesting our own tasty fruit turning it into pies, cobblers, sauces and preserves. Yum!
Today I transplanted a beautiful bay laurel from the garden center which will provide us with a never-ending supply of fresh bay leaves for our soups and stews. Fresh bay leaves are so much tastier than the dried ones from the store. I've got some blueberries, blackberries, kiwk and pineapple guava still to transplant from the community garden. In a few years we'll have quite a menagerie of fruits throughout the year.
I can't wait to learn from my friend Robert how to turn some of our harvest into delectable hooch.


GBK Gwyneth said...

Sounds beautiful and tasty too.

Novella Carpenter said...

hey duane;
sounds awesome! you might check with the local rare rare fruit grower for a scion exchange. i just got scions for the king david apple, and the black arkansas at my local rare fruit growers conference. i'm going to graft to my granny smith or a gala. i do love the black arkansas!