Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

Baymule

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Last year I grew Giant Pink Banana squash. 3 plants put on a LOT of squash. I picked the young squash and machete chopped it for the sheep. They LOVED it! I picked mature squash and made pies. It impressed me with how much food those 3 plants produced.
 

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Fowler Nursery is selling their bare root fruit trees, so we went by on Saturday. We bought 10 trees, 5 for us and 5 for the inlaws. We had to replace several of the trees from last year that didn't make it. I think there's one more that died that needs replacement but since all the trees have lost their leaves it's hard to tell which is actually dead. I need to go scrape some bark and then write it down. Mom wants to replace a tree at their place and you get a discount for buying 10+ trees, so we are planning to go together next Saturday. There was miscommunication and the inlaws want more trees than the ones we got yesterday so we should be able to get 10 to get the discount; it roughly equals one tree off.

I made a chart of the orchard and wrote down all the tree info, then I put it into a spreadsheet and made a map tree map in excel. I got a bunch of the trees written down from the garden zone but not all. Need to update soon, once I rearrange the plants. The miners lettuce is taking over again now that we are in winter and getting rain every once in a while. Hubby and I walked the orchard zone and below it, and roughed out what is going where, so now we just need to write it down so we don't forget. Probably draw a map too.

I tried grafting this morning, not sure the grafts I did will take but it was worth a shot. A cherry, two peaches, and two loquats. I sliced my finger pretty good while grafting, thankfully not too deep but it made me wonder if the graft would do better or worse with blood on it. I tried keeping a bandaid on it but I'm washing my hands so often it makes life difficult. It stopped bleeding fairly quickly but it doesn't look pretty.
 

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I think it was on SS (sister site) that one of the members was doing a bunch of root ball grafts???? Or something like that. They had very good success. Try searching in the forums and see.
 

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