Saturday, April 16, 2016

This week

Off to Tajikistan to share pruning knowledge with the villagers there. My posts may be fewer for two weeks depending in internet and coverage. More to come!

Friday, April 8, 2016


Spring weather for now, actually more than spring weather
with temps in the up 70's.
Pears and apples coming into full bloom.
Prunes - blooming.
Hazelnut - leafing out.  The less rain means less eastern filbert
sprays to apply.
Peaches - near done blooming.
Lawn - mowed three times already.

Peony - expanding buds.
Tulips - full wonder.
Noxious weed, less celandine (Ficaria verna) blooming so it is easy to ID
and remove from the landscape.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Myanmar 2016

Only a few more hours and  start my long trip back to the US, by way of Hong Kong, San Fran and then Eugene.

This time the USAID work was thru an organization called Winrock, and I volunteer thru the farmer to farmer  program - helping people to grow food.

The big event was helping the growers - 47 to learn how to do grafting and how to do budding.  I would draw no the board what needed to be done, but showing how to graft,  was difficult to a large crowd, so I would wonder around and show small groups how to do the grafting cuts; then later the budding cuts.  Almost everyone did a really good job.  I was very proud that they understand and then were able to do the proper techniques.