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Planting fruit trees

This summer brings about the task of planting some fruit trees in front of the house. Something I’ve been wanting to do since moving here. Last year we planted two apple trees. So this year we set about purchasing nursery trees from Pleasant Valley Nursery in Antigonish.

We chose two pear trees, a D’Anjou and a Harrow Crisp. Pear trees need two different types in order to pollinate. Also, we chose self pollinating trees; a Tehranivee cherry, a Stanley plum and a Venture peach tree.

Here’s a before picture of the proposed planting area taken from the deck above.
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Kings United Cemetery Cleanup Day II

Saturday morning brought cool weather and overcast skies. Ideal weather for working in the brush. Still though, you have to keep an eye on your water intake. For me, I sweat a lot now when working. Comes with age I guess 🙂 During a day like this I can easily put down 2-3 litres of water while working.

This was a big undertaking. Much more labour intensive than last weekend. Maybe that’s why most people stayed away from the request to volunteer some manual labour. Only Bruce Sinclair and his dad Lloyd showed up. We are grateful to them for that. Continue reading Kings United Cemetery Cleanup Day II

Clearing land behind workshop

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excavating behind garage

Well I finally gave up on trying to break up the embankment with the skidsteer while waiting for local contractors to show up (over a year waiting). The soil got too compact for me to break into, so I called a company from a nearby town. Blaine MacLane Excavation did a site visit on Saturday and Tuesday morning they showed up. Robert was the operator and he did a excellent job. I easily recommend them again for any work. For them, no job is too small or too big.

I set up my camera for time lapse photography and Continue reading Clearing land behind workshop