The storms let up a bit...now we have some drier weather to get more trees planted! The trees came bare-root in big cardboard boxes delivered by UPS. Lou planted another seventy (70) cider-apple trees with a lot of help from the hens...we now have several more Foxwhelp, Nehou, Tremlett's Bitter and Yarlington Mill along with more Wickson Crab.
We discovered that the ground we'd prepared this fall was full of worms and grubs; the chickens were so delighted they followed Lou everywhere. I can't really say it made things go any more quickly but was definitely a lot of fun seeing all of the excitement. Chickens have a wonderful time when the worms appear!
The cider is coming along nicely! We'll be bottling again in a couple of weeks and will have some ready for tasting after that.
We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends again early this spring; remember to let us know when you're coming!