I love when things go on sale – don’t you??? So when pear trees and apple trees went on sale I grabbed three. On our property we’re blessed with a base of limestone and rock. So digging becomes a challenge. Fortunately, there were ruts in the back field from our clear cutting I was able to utilize and fill in around our two pear trees. At one of our blinds we experimented with three straw bales, planted the tree on the base and filled in with top soil. We’ll see how that one does. We have over 30 apple trees on our property so they seem to do well in our soil (or lack thereof) conditions. Pictures and more to come!