a high of 33.

I knew snow was coming, but it still didn’t make it hurt any less.

The first two trees of the orchard have arrived and have been planted. The Coos River Beauty and Green Newtown Pippen from Seed Savers. I can expect fruit from them in 5 – 6 years. Which feels forever away, but time flies. I have three more trees coming from Seed Savers and the rest are from Trees of Antiquity. I believe the trees from there are older and will hopefully bear fruit in 2-3 years.

The asparagus has not started coming through so I’m a little worried it didn’t overwinter. I have seen other people in similar zones say theirs just started coming up, so maybe within the next week or two I will be surprised. If not, I will probably use the bed for melons.

I still have not received the tomato seeds from Happy Cat Farm. I am going to proceed without them and probably dispute the charge as they have not responded to my email. It’s a little frustrating as I was excited about some of the varieties and I have postponed starting tomatoes because of it. But with this most recent bout of chill I suppose it’s not the worst thing in the world.

I was planning on buying a wood chipper, but I kept putting it off. When I went to finally do it today, it had increased in price over $100 and then when I looked back a few minutes later it was out of stock entirely. Perhaps I will keep an eye on it over the next couple of days. We have plenty of limbs and small trees and it would be nice to chip it instead of piling it up and seemingly never burning it.

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