One of our goals is to care for the Land, and taking care of Trees is part of this big task. Last week the weather allowed us to prune our fruit and olive trees. Barbara explained us some general rules and we watched her in action but as each tree is different only practice can really train us in the art of pruning. We started by training with Oaks and Ash and then moved on to the Pears, Apricots, Apples, Olives and finally Orange trees.
Pruning Trees is good for them and gives us loads of organic material for the garden, huegelkultur beds and poles for the fences.
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Taking care of trees is a team-work. We prune, Xico the donkey eats the grass below them and feeds them with his manure! Then the chickens eat the bugs.