The Plan For Our Property

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  1. Corrie says:

    Oooh! What wonderful plans.

    Please share lots of posts about gardening/garden installation, and especially irrigation. I live in Western Oregon, where we used to get lots of rain, but we’ve been having tons of drought the last few years, and irrigation is becoming a necessity.

    • Shayna Queen says:

      Thank you! We’re having the same water issues here in Colorado. We’re getting way less snow/ moisture than normal, so we’re trying to maximize every drop of water we get! I’ll share more once we start building our gardens & orchard! 🙂

  2. Debbie says:

    Sounds absolutely lovely to get back to the country where our ancestors began. It’s not a easy life, but you certainly can’t beat the rewards you will reap.
    If you have room in your orchard for another small tree, I would highly recommend a Meyer Lemon Tree. They make the best Lemon Pies you ever laid your mouth on. If you love a Lemonade, it can’t be beat! Well, maybe you should plant two trees….. lol

    • Shayna Queen says:

      You are absolutely right! It’s such a nice feeling to be “home”… even if we don’t have a house built yet! I love the idea of a Meyer Lemon Tree! I’ll check to see if they’ll grow in our zone! We love lemon pies and lemonade! 🙂

  3. Robbin says:

    I can “hear” the excitement as you share all your plans with us. I can’t wait to watch it all unfold!!!

  4. Dawn says:

    Dear Shayna,

    The best way to plant your orchard is using the following Ellen G. White method, and can be found in many places online…I can say it really works for our family & many others I have known, even though it is not recognized by many nursery men. I also knew Some members of this family personally. One simple article link is here: https://www.suncountrygardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ellen_white_planting_method_02.pdf.

    It also works for flowering and nut bearing trees, as well as most trees. In the above article is mentioned putting a large can with both ends cut out, but we haven’t done that with our trees. If you choose to do that, I would make sure it is also cut lengthwise so when the tree out-grows the can, you can remove without damaging the tree.

    I would also encourage you to espalier your fruit trees as it really makes harvesting the fruit much easier in the long run. There are many articles like this one online: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/espalier-instructions.htm
    We have done apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach, lemon, orange, grapes & kiwi among others. You can use a wall, building or posts with strong fencing wire like grape vines usually use.

    Hope this is helpful,

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