Until yesterday. We planted nine - count 'em nine, trees. New Mexico has approximately two nurseries - including Home Depot. And we couldn't find a straight, healthy fruit tree to save our lives. So, we ordered ours online. Now, they aren't the biggest trees you'll ever see, but they are correct. In a couple of years, we should be enjoying some fruit and in a few more, shade!
Addie was none too pleased that Dad and Lexi were outside working while she was stuck inside the house. The weather has been pretty cold so I figured we should hang out inside.
That plan worked for about two minutes.
I have to say, Allen had a raging upper respiratory infection when these trees arrived. But, they can't sit around for more than a couple of days and they can't be planted within a couple of hours of freezing temperatures (the low overnight: 19) so we had to do it in the middle of the day while he was sick. Because Allen was feeling so bad, Lexi and I had gone out earlier in the week and dug the holes for the trees to try and make Allen's part a little bit easier.
We put straw around the trees to help insulate them since the nights have been so cold lately.
Two peaches, two apples and a plum.