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Posted by Ernest Rando over 7 years ago
Today Hayden and I (Ernest) practiced pruning in the orchard. According to the North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar “Dec. 26th to Jan 9th and Jan 23rd to Feb 5th is the Northern Transplanting Time. The Transplanting time is a good time for pruning fruit trees, vines, and hedges, with Fruit and Flower times being the preferred times for this work.” Today, Monday the 7th until 2 pm central, was a flower time and a good time to be out in the orchard pruning. We are wanting to get ready for the January Orcharding Permablitz which will be during the next Northern Transplanting Time, on January 24th and perhaps the first half of the 25th if anyone is interested.
But for now, here is what we learned on our orcharding adventure today.
All in all, it was a pretty awesome day; the sun came out and shared its warmth, the windbreak of trees protected us from the wind, and thankfully Macy (the dog) avoided all of the falling branches. I guess we will have to wait till the spring or fall to find out if the tree liked what we did or not.
As a short disclaimer, we are not certified biodynamic, but we use the term because as part of the feedback Permaculture principal– “apply self regulation and accept feedback“–we feel that by learning biodynamics we will become more receptive to what our land tries to communicate with us. Hopefully, by becoming more receptive to the land, we will put our egos aside and listen to it, thereby building up the natural abundance and biodiversity that wishes to be expressed.
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|Permaculture Design Certification - Food Production|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Bill Wilson|
|Location: Midwest Permaculture|
|Date: Jan 2012|
|Type: Teacher Training|
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|Other Teachers: Becky Wilson|
|Location: Stelle, Illinois|
|Date: Sep 2012|
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