Some ladies buy shoes. Or purses.
I buy trees. And flowers. And garden seeds.
With tentative possession on the acreage being early enough to plant both fruit trees and a garden, I indulged myself with orders from two of my favorite online catalogs: Prairie hardy fruit trees from T&T Seeds and heirloom garden seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
These people love me.
I was just going to get a couple of basic trees for the acreage – an apple, maybe a hedge of Nanking cherry bushes or Saskatoons for the lane, and some raspberries. Oh, yeah, and another Honeycrisp apple to replace the one in the farm orchard that managed to winterkill last year. But look! Prairie hardy blackberries! And apricots! And kiwi! Really? Really!
Hubby came over to see what all my exclamations were about, and saw the pretty pictures, and started making helpful comments like:
“Mmmm…plums…I really like plums…” and “You can grow hazelnuts in Saskatchewan?”
It went straight downhill from there.
I figured that, after the damage to the budget from all those trees, a quick peek at Baker Creek couldn’t possibly do any harm. Right? Riiight.
Let’s just say I’m not quite sure where we are going to fit ten shrubs and six trees, all those raspberries, plus six kinds of melon and four types of squash. And the carrots, turnips, beets, beans, peas, spinach, corn…you get the picture. I mean, sure, we have ten acres, but it’s going to take a little while to clear out all those caraganas, plus we still have to take possession.
Aah, well…I guess a little optimism never hurt anyone…