[nafex] after care for graft-lings

Mills Apple Farm millsapl at fgi.net
Thu May 3 09:26:58 EDT 2001


Tom's point is well taken. Don't EVER run livestock in an orchard if there
is even a remote possibility of using dropped apples for cider or any other
purposes. Our industry was almost destroyed in 1996 by folks who did....
Statistically, the risk is not very great, but in today's supersensitive
environment, the publicity from one isolated  incident will be enough to
nail the lid on the coffin of a severly decreased cider industry.
Jerry Mills, southern Illinois grower and cider maker..
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, May 03, 2001 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] after care for graft-lings


>Hi,
>
>The best rule of thumb is to keep livestock out of the orchard, especially
if
>you plan on using drops for cider.
>
>Tom
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>Naomi Ann Counides wrote:
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>> 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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