Our neighbor, Sir Richard Orr (The lion-hearted), is a certified arborist. We needed his help the other day trimming trees, specifically the fruit orchard that we put the chickens on. Those trees had never been trimmed and were in need of serious help.
Richard’s advice was to get Zen with it. Here he is telling Jake about the exciting world of tree trimming.
Richard let everyone have an opportunity to make cuts.
Phone went ding*
As you can see, these trees got a TRIM!
The Master at work.
Grace is taking a picture of her feet right here. I found it funny to look over and see this happening.
The chickens were eating the blossoms. It looked really pretty to see them frolicking among the downed branches.
This was a different kind of tree than the others. It had a whole new set of challenges, but remember: ZEN.
Almost done with this mad tangle of a tree: zen zen zen zen zen zen zen zen zen!!!!!!!!
And last, but not least, Isaac showed up to hold a chicken. AAAAWWWWWWWWWW. That chicken was very zen.
Ozark Natural Foods, our local food CO-OP, sent out some representatives to take our picture to put above the produce section, along with other local farms and farmers who sell to their store. Store Produce Manager, Pauline Thissen, has been a pioneer in publicising the importance of local foods to the area and is a steadfast supporter to many local farms. It’s been a long time coming to get this picture taken, but it finally happened and should be up in the store by next week.
Something tells me Isaac had the camera, but I’m not so sure.
We’re all starting to congregate in front of the hoop house.
(L-R)Jake”Snake”Jones, David Dallago, Marine Champion, Patrick Jones, Paul Chapracki, Amanda Wunderlich; (Front) Jonathan “Disco” Bame, Isaac Chapracki (in lap), Oliver Chapracki (with fist raised), Pauline Thissen, and Laura (I don’t know her last name, she’s our latest WWOOF’er from Missouri.)
Things were starting to get a little out of hand.
I’m sure Paul took this picture. He really wanted them to get some “Depth of feild” and gaze into the hoop house for the shot.
This shot is definitely one of Isaac’s. He is notorious for butt shots.
He also took this picture of Marine.
It was so hot this particular morning, we were all a little batty.
We all had a great time though.