A Little TLC Can Go a Long Way

Today we have officially owned our house for 2 years. We’ve come a long way since then and have done a ton of work. Some of you may be familiar with what we acquired when we bought our place. Basically we had a field with lots of very poorly maintained trees. We cut all the trees down except for one spindly little citrus tree.

It was a sad little tree. We didn’t know what kind of citrus it was. One of our neighbors thought that it might have been a lemon tree. That year we cut all the dead wood out and I sprayed it regularly with chelated iron. We also dumped a bunch of chicken manure around the base and hooked up irrigation to it. This year this little tree decided to show us that it’s actually a navel orange and it’s completely covered with fruit.

Yep, that’s the same tree. It’s so happy now. Just goes to show that proper care and a little TLC can go a long way.

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