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Five Little Fruit Trees
It's been one year this month since we moved to Nevada it sure has been a lot of fun getting together with all the family that lives here. I was so distracted last year that I did not notice all the fruit trees on the property or maybe it was because they did not fruit last year. I do not remember a single fruit on any of the trees except the one apple tree in the back yard
Last weekend I went out to the back and front yards and was really surprised to see not just one fruit tree the apple tree I knew was there but five, five fruit trees! Three trees were apple trees but two I do not recognize. This one pictured above... I'm not sure what this fruit is but I have a bush that's covered with these I wonder if it is a walnut? I think walnuts only grow on trees right? well the bush is really over grown maybe it is a tree that broke off and now is small
The bush is quite large though about 7 feet tall and 6 feet wide
Update June 11 2014. A friend told me to cut one of the fruit open and see what it looked like inside and another friend said it was a apple. So I opened it and this is what I found... sure looks like apple to me! mystery solved
Below are the apple trees that are fruiting in our yard, looks like I will be making a lot of apple pie this fall
I'm not sure what this fifth tree is but it looks like it may be a nectarine or peach??? I am excited to see what it is as it ripens.
Update July 2014: The unknown tree is a Plum Tree...
And the birds are really loving each plum that ripens before I can get to them lol Aw sweet little chirp chirps need to eat too
So I was reading a blog by Then she made and found this really cool way to make a soup storage can holder so I thought that I would try it myself so I start with a box like this then I cut the end off of my box because my pantry doors would not close because the box was too long then I taped the end I just cut off back to the place i just cut it off of but I tucked in the ends then I cut half way down the place I just taped to make a hole that I can pull the cans from when I need one Here is the finished end of one side next on the opposite side I cut a hole in the top so that I can add new cans to the back as I buy them that way I always use the oldest first next I took scrapbook paper and covered the box
I used this spray adhesive only because I love it! rubber cement will work just fine or what ever glue you wish
and here is my finished product! Woo Hoo I did this in only one hour! not bad I am quite happy with it. see how it works.....cans in back and pull out the front
Looking through the pictures I have taken over the last year I came across a screen shot message from my son that he sent me on Christmas day 2015. It brought back tears as it did the day he sent it. Somehow I managed raise a beautiful young man in spite of all my short comings as a parent. I miss the opportunity of seeing you sweet pea but I am very grateful that we can talk everyday.
# 739 Appreciation given by a thankful child
Dec 25 2015
As I sit here and eat my breakfast on Christmas morning, I want you to know that I am filled with joyful memories of my childhood. I am truly blessed to have the parents that I have. I know that you guys always did everything you could do for us kids, and the memories you helped create for me will stay with me forever. Although it's sad I don't get to see you and give you a hug today, you and dad are in my thoughts and heart. Merry Christmas mom and dad and know that I love you very much.