Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 31, 1936

Cold north wind with little snow flurries-
Iliff came and trimmed up all the broken limbs* in orchard and piled the brush-
worked 6 1/2 hrs
I done all the chores and stewed prunes and used the remnants of the chicken for a pie and bisciuts
Finished the ironing this P.M.
Mother has been fine to day-

Peach tree pruning techniques Virginia Tech guide pg. 4*

*Like father like son. My father is quite skilled at pruning trees, fruit trees in particular. Looks like the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Pun intended. Based on this pruning guide from Virginia Tech, peach trees should not be pruned before February because is can "reduce their cold hardiness." So, it is a good thing this storm happened so late in winter. Hopefully the trees will recover quickly. (Above image is from page 4 of the Virginia Tech guide referenced.)

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