Thursday, April 19, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Would Be Proud of the NCRS

So there is still a lot of work to be done in the new apple orchard. Below is a picture from April 4 when the trees were planted. You can see where the root stock was grafted onto the tree. Well evidently it is important to get that graft covered up for protection. So here we see Brian on his tractor with a blade that pushes soil up over the graft.
It looks kind of rough at first as in the picture below, but the apple crew smooths it out to look nice.

In the next picture we can see Tim B working on the trees today while a fencing crew puts up a fence. This is to keep out other workers on the farm from stopping by and picking apples to eat. Oh and deer too.

Here is a shot of the gate and the finished fence. Better remember to keep the gate closed. Sadly we are overpopulated with deer around here.

Below Brian is inspecting the irrigation tape that will be put in the orchard. Also a lot of work. Not sure what Phil is doing. Maybe he is walking the straight line to prove that all of those bottles yesterday weren't his.

Well till next time.....