Tuesday, April 07, 2015
We Bought a Farm: Our First Tree
We just returned home after a week at the farm. JB had to do some practice shifts at the new hospital he is going to be working at, and we decided to use the week to try to get a bit more moved in and get the house closer to ready for our end-of-May arrival.
We packed up a twenty foot truck with everything we thought we could live without for a few months, and drove it to the farm. Military life overseas means constantly putting stuff on a truck and not seeing it for awhile so this felt very familiar to me. While it will cost a bit more to move stuff over in spurts, the trade-off of lessened stress is definitely worth it to me.
One of the first things we did was plant our very first tree. JB's sister gave us three trees for Christmas. I've learned a lot about trees. Buying them "already started" can shave half a decade off the time you have to wait for fruit.
An online reader suggested taking a picture by this tree every year around Easter. We are going to try and do that. I'm going to try to document how much our kids grow and how much this tree grows. So make sure you stay tuned to the blog as I flashback year after year to this post.