This is supposed to be our last hot day; then down cooler than normal and with a tantalizing promise of rain. I only get excited when I hear it hitting the awnings!
I hope I have mowed and watered the orchard/garden area for the last time. I do hope to till it before the ground freezes.
We have 8 fruit trees back there: Liberty apple, Gloria Peach, Madison Peach, Shiro plum, a Santa Rosa type plum, Stanley plum, a nectarine, and another apricot. If the weather permits, we could get a few peaches next year. I may order three more trees, dwarf this time. These are semi-dwarf. I want an Arkansas Black apple, a crabapple (they can be great pollinators), and another sour cherry tree.
and this is our winter supply of hay. It is just south of the orchard.
and this is the gate between the two area that opens into the whole 20-acre field.
We have these two areas fenced off with hot wire.
This is taken looking west to the barn with the new doors, the holding pen where the babies are and Willow who now has access to the hay storage area that has lots of grass, dried I might add, for her to graze....or she can attack the hay. We keep a stock tank of water inside the barn lot to the left of the picture.
I have plans to do some mowing around the house where the grass has been growing because of the water it gets when I water the foundation beds.