The sun has been shining down on us as we planted the new traditional orchard comprising of 97 different varieties of heritage trees from a selection of quinces, pears, perry pears, plums, damsons, apples, cooking apples and cider apples!
Like every job, it took slightly longer than i anticipated...but nowhere near as long as it took to plant the 5,400 trees in the woodland!!!....no job will ever seem big after that one! :-)
The trees are now all happily in the ground, tree guarded from any potential rabbit attack, and to top it all off, have been watered in nicely by today's gentle rain :-)....i love it when it all works out perfectly, which to be honest it always does! :-)
So....project one of the new year completed, now to move on to to projects number 2 and 3; the opening of the craft shop in less than a month (!!!) and the fencing of the 'living garden centre'.
wishing you all a wonderful week from everyone here at Farm on the Hill :-) xxx