Our Orchard

by Karmel Larson

Part of our new one acre little homestead is an old orchard filled with 3 types of apples, cherries, peaches, pears, apricots, plums, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts. We had so much fun this past season of harvest trying to figure out what to do with all of our fruit and nuts! Our yard is on the ditch irrigation system, so every 12 days we get on our rubber boots, set the flood gates in place and watch as the water comes rushing towards our property and then creates a 1 acre splash pool. The kids put on their bathing suits and think it’s great! That should explain for you why it looks like Thayne is picking apples in a pool of water.