Erica Lucke Dean

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the fruits of our labor

It was another weekend chocked full of activity. Back when we still lived in suburbia, we had fruit trees on the property. After only a few years, we had more pears than we knew what to do with. 

But here on the Leaning Duck Farm, we've been forced to buy our fruit at the local orchard, farmers market, or grocery store. But that was then...this is now. After stocking up on apples Saturday morning, the high-tech redneck hubby decided it was time we grew our own, and off we went to the plant store to stock up on apple, pear, and peach trees.

Of course, where there are new trees, there need to be holes. So that's what we did all weekend long. We dug holes and planted trees. Though, despite the work involved (and you know I did more directing than actual digging) I must admit the yard looks amazing with the addition of the mini orchard. There's just something amazing about watching your space grow into a place where you grow or raise your own food.

The next thing we need to do is add a few blackberry vines, a strawberry patch, and a blueberry bush.

Maybe next weekend.

Until the next time...I'll be admiring the new view.

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