Above are photos of our approximately 200 year old oak taken earlier in the week.
Today, Agustina from The Natural Garden came by to plant a black locust and a chestnut oak out near the barn. As I was talking to her I noticed the beautiful, deep color of our old oak. I should have taken photos of the new plantings but they are only 2 feet twigs!
and the last of a half bushel of apples I bought from a guy selling out of his truck down in Fairfield.
I had trouble photographing these hawthorn berries. My friend and herbalist came over last weekend to harvest some of them. They make good medicine for the heart. We made sure to leave plenty for the birds.
The paw paw tree is showing beautifully this year.
Wood we stacked late last winter.
A small stand of trees between the stacked wood and the paw paw. Not crazy about the pines – we have so much. In the undergrowth is an oak and what we think are some cherry trees. We pruned out the honeysuckle bushes.
See the little brussel sprouts on the stalk at the base of the leaves. We had such a hard time with bugs this year. So hoping these sprouts remain unharmed.
A little color from our serviceberry tree.