Getting the barn garden beds ready for early spring veggies.
Chickens enjoying the bounty of the upturned soil.
Duke loves eating ice.
It was in the 60’s today so we took advantage of the warm temps and spent the afternoon pruning the gooseberry bushes, butterfly bush and elderberries. We also cleared some of the applewood we cut a couple weeks ago and stacked it on the wood pile.
Gooseberries and butterfly bush before pruning
Makes quite a difference. The gooseberries were extrememely overgrown. We did a harsh pruning. Hopefully, we will still get some fruit from them this year.
Last Saturday Sue, Norm and Marc helped us prune some of our fruit trees. The trees are quite old and haven’t been pruned in years. Sue recommended that we cut at least some of them down and plant dwarf varieties. We’d have fruit in three years rather than trying to bring these old trees back to bearing fruit.
On Monday Damian, Dave and I did some cutting up and stacking of apple wood.