My trees came in the mail today!
Our electricity provider did a promo a couple months ago with the Arbor Day Foundation, where customers could get two free trees to plant in the name of energy savings. Of course, there's more reasons to plant trees than just that.
I ordered two free pecan trees, being the only edible species they had available with the promo. Works for me, I love pecans!
Babo, Farmer Sam, and I set out to dig a couple holes for our new baby trees. They came in cardboard tubes, with thin soil pots that were about as long as the trees themselves. The roots were already poking out the bottoms, a good sign! Fall is prime Tre planting time in Texas, because those roots can do some growing all season before spring.
One tree planted out front...
...and one out back.
The website we ordered from claimed we could save up to 20% with this selected planting location, but I don't think it took into account the heavy tree cover we already have. Oh well, we'll get free food for life!
That gets us up to thirteen trees planted here this year! Two plums, two apples, three peaches, four figs, and two pecans, all for free or for barter! Score! Truly free food, and true abundance. There'll be more than enough to share here in a few short years, and we're not stopping at just thirteen! I just started 20+ seeds and I've got a shopping cart that's filling up. I'm using steem to pay for it, so it may take a while. So far I'm up to $55 out of the $100 I need. If anyone wants to donate, feel free! I cash out to coinbase on Sundays, and anything helps. 1steem, 1 sbd, whatever you feel you can spare for trees.
A good start to the day! Now I'm off to clean up the shop. I'm going to start it back up and expand capabilities so I can start working and making extra money. I'm hell-bent on retiring early, and that takes money. The first step is to get this mess under control. Y'all have a good weekend!
All action for the good of all.