We celebrated Arbor Day the weekend. Starting Friday we finally picked up L4’s birthday tree. L3 received an apple tree for his 4th birthday, so we promised L4 a fruit tree for her 4th birthday as well. It had to wait for the weather to be a bit warmer here. On NYS’s Arbor Day the temperatures were lovely and we took L4 out to get her tree. She choose the one that came home with us by hugging it, saying, “This is the one!” 🙂
Saturday the tree was planted and we spent most of the day outside (so says my sunburned shoulders–drat forgetting to apply the sunscreen we just got for the season!) cleaning out garden beds and the yard in a very unplanned manner, including a lunch reprieve in the treehouse, complete with a ziplining finish.
Sunday we headed back out to purchase more fruit trees–L1 is dreaming of all that he’ll be able to eat someday. Our yard now includes: 3 apples trees, 2 plum trees, 4 cherry trees, 2 pear trees, 1 serviceberry, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and a loganberry. We, of course, won’t be harvesting fruit from all of those for quite awhile, but even thinking about the potential of walking out the door into our own farmer’s market in the future brings about a warm glow.