There was about 11+ inches of rain about 35 miles North of the orchard. It flowed into York Creek and then flooded my orchard about 7 hours later.
We have had a good deal of rain which has really helped the trees although the excessive humidy for the last three weeks does hinder the fruit formation on the Jujube. Here are some baby Lang Jujube at the house which are good for drying and eating like dates.
Here is a picture of some Honey Jar Jujube that I have grafted on the Lang tree. I currently have three varieties of Jujube on that one tree.
This bush is inadvertantly becoming one of my favorite fruit.
Here I am hand pollinating from bush to bush to increase yields. We also noticed our first fruit set on the Passion Fruit vines today.
This tree has faithfully produced Mulberries every year and even through the worst of droughts. I dug up a bunch of seedlings took some cuttings this year and planted them out at the orchard. I also planted many Loquat and Pecan seedlings along the fence line.
I was at the orchard tonight checking the trees and the rain gauge. I decided to check the Black Walnut and Pecans I planted at the back of the property. I was wading thru the grass when I looked down and found my foot right next to a 5 foot rattlesnake! I jumped into the air (while screaming like a little girl) and ran to the dirt road. I went back with a stick to make sure and it was definitely a rattlesnake.
I want to know why the little f***er didnt rattle. Dont we have some sort of agreement about that. He didnt even rattle when I poked him with the stick. Anyway, no more flip flops at the land. Boots only. I was wearing big rubber boots today, thank god. I am very proud I didnt soil myself. HA!
On a lighter note, we received close to an inch of rain at just about the right time. Things are looking okay out there.
The neighbor finally released his cows into the land next to the trees. He is going to do grass fed cattle. I am very excited and the cows seem very friendly. He also confirmed that they spotted a mountain lion out at the land.