Starting on the Orchard

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by pineywoods, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Roller is far ahead of me on the Orchard thing but I've started working on ours. Of course I have to clear the ground before I can do anything [​IMG]

    Marked out a little over an acre then started with the bushog as you can see there's lot of small trees and a few big ones what you can't see are all the stumps that are cut off low and I can't see them from the tractor seat either [​IMG]  What I had to do was run with the root rake stuck in the ground just a little to find the stumps.  It's a slow process next will be hooking up the backhoe and getting rid of some of the stumps I can now see.

    Getting started

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    Here's the stuff you can see

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    The bigger trees closest to the camera have to go too

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    One tree is down it put up a good fight but lost

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    Move it out of the way and there's the next one

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    Grr this one won round one kinda it broke off it's gone but I'm gonna have to use the backhoe to dig the stump

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    Here they are out of the way I'll go back and cut them up for firewood later

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    Done with the bushog

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    There's a coupe of the stumps that are high enough to see next step will be getting them dug out

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    Thanks for looking I'll update the thread as I make progress
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Amazing Jerry.......................Next will be the Vinyard........................[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good going Jerry,  have the right tools makes it a lot easier!
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang that is going to be a lot of work but in the end it will be really nice too.  I thought I was doing good just  getting a garden going 
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Yea Al a bulldozier would be nice [​IMG]
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Jerry mine is about the same size and there was no work to be done but plant the trees and start grass control when it starts growing. I have real good dranage on mine and have not had any water standing through out all the rain the last month. So far 99% of the trees have shown signs of new growth which pleases me very much.. The trees that I got local were only 12in. tall and when I planted them I cut them to 6in. tall the trees that I ordered  were around 3 ft. tall when I received them and I cut them to 16in. after planting.. All you can see in mine is white flags sticking up everywhere..I have around 72 Peach trees and 8 plum...Why am I doing this at my age...I have no idea..but looking forward to it...

    What you going to plant ????

    Looks like you have it in the right place full sun is what you need...
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Nice looking job there Jerry. Do you ever slow down ? You are like a little busy beaver.
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Any updates ?
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I haven't had the time to get back to this project I'm hoping to make some progress next week. The trees are full of buds right now in the pots
     
  10. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Jerry  you'll have a bunch of help in a couple of weeks.  If you have a  large auger type hole digger two people can put a lot of trees in pretty quickly.   Just you need two people so your not jumping on and off the tractor or trying to handle a two man hole digger by yourself.     BTW  you may as well go ahead and knock the blooms off,  you don't want them trying to set fruit the first year, especially if they are still in pots.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  11. Jerry it looks like you got the makings for a great bonfire for the gathering !   [​IMG]
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


    Al I have a 3 point auger but I still have to get all the stumps out of the area, run irrigation, and lay landscape fabric after the holes are drilled. It's gonna be a bit before I get it all done. I'm hoping to burn about 90 acres this week and the rest of those huge piles we'll see what can wreck my plans this week [​IMG]
     

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