Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Veritable Forest

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  ~ Warren Buffet
 
That someone who planted a tree a long time ago will be us Armstrongs.  Last year we planted 20 Austrian Pines along the south end of our yard.  They seemed to do well, even in the drought and the freezing winter months.  
 

This weekend, we bought forty more Austrian Pines.  We will use them on the other sides of the yard.  Anyone who knows rural Kansas knows the term "windbreak".  Why not have a pretty one?  
 
 Of course, this manual labor of planting and watering won't be an instant solution to the wind and the "Let's make this place pretty." concepts.  Nevertheless, someone, someday, will hopefully enjoy the wind whispering through the pine trees on this property. 

Here are some pine trees we planted eleven years ago when we first bought the property:

 And finally, one of the Capitol Hill Oaks that survived the squirrel ambush early this spring:


1 comment:

Gill said...

Wow, the acorn made it! There are still some acorns rolling around in the Trailblazer.

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