May 11, 2021
We have finally finished planting the fruit trees, but are still working on the grape trellises. One of the items we had been shopping for, was a post hole digger. We had shopped for the three point hitch type, which hook to the tractor, and the hand held units. We opted for the hand held unit, because the usage of the tool would be so minimal, it did not warrant the price for the three point hitch type.
We went to Harbor Freight, and are very impressed with this little tool! The price was right, also!
I was a little concerned, because I didn’t know how many rocks we might hit, and as it turned out, we didn’t have hardly any!
So, we have planted the following
2 Bartlett Pears
1 Elberta Peach
1 Hale Haven Peach
2 Honey Crisp Apples
1 Wolf River Apple
1 Winesap Apple
1 Gala AppleEach hole had to have some hand digging, because the auger on the post hole digger was only 6 inches.
We are setting up irrigation and will mulch each tree, but that’s it so far. We are working on the grape trellises today, and will update on that project later.
Hope y’all get a good week!