|Trees waiting to be planted|
|Digging the holes|
|Three holes dug|
After making the holes we dug out the soil between the holes in order to make one large hole. Planting trees requires a lot of hole digging.
A small consolation we've discovered is that the old peach trees that were here when we arrived and which did not bear at all last year are loaded with fruit! We were going to cut them down as we thought they were past bearing age. Fortunately, we were too busy to do that. Although we have done nothing but prune them a little and allow the chickens to pasture in the orchard, the natural process is returning health to the soil so it can nurture the trees. Maybe we'll have peaches to eat after all.