Stan & Joyce Orchard
Trying to figure it out since 1975.
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde
After a few years of researching, we finally got started on our hoop house. Biggest issue to this point: our ground is so hard, so many rocks and clay, it is like concrete. Excited that it’s actually happening.
These three strolled through just as the sun was coming up in the east while the moon was setting in the west. Nice start to another beautiful day.
Like the swallows to Capistrano, the skunk cabbage have poked their heads up to herald the arrival of spring in Hobart.
This may be the smallest antler we’ve ever found out here in our 36+ years on The Orchard Compound. But it’s a sure sign the deer and elk are shedding their winter attire and spring is close at hand. Can’t come soon enough.
Teaching our 15-year-old grandson how to operate a tractor. Clutch, throttle, PTO, etc. Lots to learn…for both of us.
This little guy hangs out at our hydrant next to the deck. Sometimes green, nowadays more brown, still thriving despite some very cold weather for us.
We usually wait until Presidents’ Day Weekend to put seed to soil. But this year things are different. Here’s to a verdant season.
Should I be sad that this furry little creature has died or should I feel immense satisfaction? Forgive me. This battle has raged for many years.