200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Jobs of Addition and Jobs of Subtraction
I visited the baby goats (I'll post later about them), pruned 2 apple trees and 5 cherry trees (post later), and then moved some dirt. That got me thinking about addition and subtraction.
When I pruned the tree you see behind the raised beds, I cut two fairly big branches off, to lower the canopy and open the inside. It's still not good, but that's all I'm going to do this year on this tree. Two cuts made a huge difference in 50 years of growth. That's a job of subtraction. A little work goes a long way.
The dirt - that's a job of addition. When I moved the dirt, I had to move every, single bit of it. No shortcuts here.