Citrus: lemon, satsuma, blood orange, and grapefruit, two of each.
Better than the invasive chinaberry trees that used to be there. Getting rid of those took a bulldozer and years of mowing and harrowing. Continue reading
Anybody else had to get one of these?
Thanks to Adel Tire for the fix, including a new inner tube.
Back in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, my father and grandfather paid off the mortgage on the farm through income from turpentine. This is a catface, where the bark was scraped off a pine tree so its sap would ooze out, to be caught in a metal cup nailed below on the tree.
The rest of the tree long ago was logged.
Behind the pine tree stump and the adjoining oak tree, you can see a beaver pond. Continue reading
Gretchen and the LeConte Pear tree.
We might get some pears this year.
Thanks to the cousin who gave this tree to us.
And the nineteenth century cousin who found it. Here’s a story about that. Margie Love, Coastal Courier, originally 16 September 2007, updated 26 September 2011, Liberty’s LeConte pear was once famous.