OK folks, since we're just starting a new year, it's time to also start a new daily happenings thread.
Post here on what's going in your world pertaining to growing fruit- buying and planting trees, pruning, harvesting, buying fruit, grafting, the weather, or whatever else comes to mind.
I'll start it off by saying we're still eating on the about 60lb of apples we got from Reed Valley Orchard. Still have to say Goldrush are pretty good, not quite as acidic as before, getting sweeter. They're almost tasting like a Suncrisp now. Got lots of Granny Smith, Brushy Mtn Limbertwig, Fuji, Pink Lady and Ark Black left. Mrs Dood made a fine pie last night of various fruit from our stash. Half of it's gone already, hard to resist a homemade apple pie!
I've been perusing various sites for some new fruit trees, namely a few more apple, peach, and cherry trees, along with looking into maybe also picking up some new blueberry, strawberry and gooseberry plants.
I know it's still Jan 3rd, but I'm getting kind of antsy about what veggies I'm going to grow this spring, namely what kind of tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes to try. Already ordered me a free seed catalog from Baker Creek, and hope to get that soon.
But, before that can be done, I've gotta get out there and get some soil samples of all my plots to see what kind of amendments I'm going to need. We have a UK extension office close to us who does soil sample evaluations for only $3 per plot.
The last few days I've been in the old house my wife grew up in, trying to find out where some leaks are happening. It's got so bad that parts of the ceiling in the kitchen, bathroom and hallway have turned in a spongy mess from all the water leaks. We've found the leaks in the roof from some blown off shingles and exposed OSB underlayment, so I've got lots of roof, ceiling and wall repair to look forward to. Not.
Some parts of the house are over 70 years old, and I'm not too keen on doing the repairs, especially since we don't even live in it, but the house still means a lot to my wife, and said I'd try to fix it up.
Alright, enough already, let's hear what's going on in your world! Hope all have a bountiful, healthy and blessed year.
BTW, it's a very mild 55° here, but it's raining, been a wet few weeks here, but not too cold. We had our first dusting of snow last week, and might get a bit more this weekend.