Orchard & Garden

 

Tree fruits (apple, pear, plum & chestnuts) protected by 4′ fence with electric rope on top

Black & red raspberries, elder, & strawberries with protective fencing

 

Strawberry beds with chick brooding coop in background.

Paw paw- flower, and fruit.

Northern hardy kiwi fruit.

Garden beds with cover crop of oats, field peas, sorghum, radish, buckwheat, & barley often mixed in with vegetables- note permanent trellises in many beds.

Rich microbial soil, enhanced use of cover crops, nitrogen rich roots, worm activity, and heavy mulching .