Thursday, April 24, 2008

Urban Orchard Part 1

Part 1
A few Sundays ago DH & I sent our daughter's to the movies via a Christmas Gift Card so we could go fruit tree shopping a few hours away in Canandaigua, New York. That in itself was a bit of an expirence becomming lost and slightly distracted with the numerius antique shops in the region. The only thing that stopped us was the fact that if we need the cargo room & $ for plants. So all total we spent about $150 for 3 apple trees, 1 cherry tree, and 2 grape vines and some sorta oil that DH said we needed for an insectiside. Gas was about $10. Bonding time priceless.
The Nurseryman who helped us was extremely knowledgeable & patient with us or rather me. Seems that aprently once in the warehouse I forgot I only farm >1/14 of an acre. I wanted everything. So once DH gave me a reality smack & we explained to him what we wanted to eventually accomplish he was very helpful in a very non salesman way. He even was able to give me his opinion on what different types of fruit tasted like which helped me decide (canning possibilities).
Oh he verified that more than 2 fruit trees is an orchard. We have an orchard!

~~ pelenaka ~~

1 comment:

  1. First, let me say that I have been reading your blog for a few months now, and I am intrigued by it, and by you and your family!! It is my favorite homesteading blog. Very inspirational.
    Second, congrats on your orchard!
    Third, thanks for posting the Millers' URL. Wow it looks like a great place. I live in VT.. so happy to see that they ship. I will be ordering some fruit trees myself!

    Happy Homesteading-


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest