[nafex] after care for graft-lings

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu May 3 08:06:52 EDT 2001


Hi,

The best rule of thumb is to keep livestock out of the orchard, especially if
you plan on using drops for cider.

Tom

Naomi Ann Counides wrote:

> Well everyone should buy geese.  I have new trees in the yard with my geese
> and I carefully protect my trees with lots of chicken wire or the geese will
> girdle them.  But the geese mow the grass and leave droppings behind.  My
> husband has very little mowing to do.  And at the end of the season we take
> the goslings to the poultry butcher and then have roasted smoked goose for
> special occasions.  The soup is great too.  I will put my smoked goose soup
> up against any soup made out of any other lawnmower, Lawnboy, Snapper,
> Craftsman, whatever.  I also favor having goats (and good fencing).
> Naomi Counides
> Associated Beefalo of Idaho
>
> tugger at netreach.net wrote:
>
> > Yesterday I saw some trees done by a local amish nursery owner at
> > about the same time I grafted trees last year.  His results are far
> > superior to mine but he wouldn't share his secrets with me except to
> > say he watered them 2x  per week and asked if I saw the geese up in
> > the field by where he has his tree nursery? I watered my trees 2 or 3
> > x per week last year with a dripper system, fertilized them 3 or 4 x
> > per season with a manure tea, kept the weeds down but my whips are at
> > max. 3' tall and his trees are 5-6' tall. He dug them late in the
> > fall and put them in cold storage and had potted them for sale about a
> > month ago. What am I missing or should I buy geese?
> > Mike
> >
> >
> >
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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a



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