The Chestnut Orchard

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Over the past several weekends we have taken advantage of the beautiful North Carolina weather to begin planting our chestnut trees.

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The kids jumped in to help, and nothing makes Chris and I happier than getting both of them outside and involved in the farm work.

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Our well won't be installed until later this summer, so for now we're bringing in water and irrigating the trees using the very low-tech (but still highly effective!) "bucket method." We just drill a small hole in the bottom of the buckets, place near the trees, and let gravity do the rest!

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Chestnuts, FarmKara Brewer