July 2008

Well, we could do with a break in the rain.  Last weekend was beautiful weather which gave us a great chance to get planting done and collect the logs, but the ground is saturated after a very wet June, so more rain last night and this morning is not really welcome.  With several trees already lost to root rot, exacerbated by too much soil moisture, I have left a couple of spaces without planting new walnuts.

Today was too wet to work outside at first, but later I managed to get some more shelter trees planted, planted the last of the walnuts, removed stakes and boxes no longer needed on walnuts, and found half a block that seemed to have missed the pruning round, so dealt to that.

It is so good to have the new little trailer behind the farm bike, it has already saved many trips up and down the farm and sped up the tasks.



Well the offending trees have been felled, the stumps ground and the logs collected! Photo shows Graeme and his brother Ian recovering after time out from their desk jobs lifting logs; and one of Jack who helped by shooting at hares and helped his mum Kerry-anne plant some of the replacement trees.
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