Thoughts and pictures of my wanderings through the Allegheny Mountains hunting grouse and woodcock with my Ryman-type English Setters during the fall and winter months, fishing for smallmouth bass in local streams and rivers during the summer months and wandering over my 66 acres of heaven year round.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Successes and Failures this Spring in the Back40
Several apple trees in the Back40 are putting on fruit.
The pear trees are also coming along nicely.
The frost claimed two young persimmon trees. Hopefully they'll recover.
The grapevines show some damage but over all came through the frost OK.
The wild plums have a scattering of fruit on this year.
I did battle with the tent caterpillars this spring. A dose of Sevin won the day.
My Back40 grafts continue to flourish. A Liberty apple noted for it's disease resistence.
A Hudson's Golden Gem. A fine fresh eating fall apple.
A Summer Rambo. As the name suggests a summer apple for eating or cooking.
So over all it's been a fairly nice spring in the Back40.