This is a picture of my hubby the tree killer!!! Tis' the season to prune trees, and everyone around has been hiring out or doing it themselves. So Dan went to town on the PEACH tree in the backyard with his shears I BOUGHT him. He is pretty confident about his job--I am NOT!
You see, I am very protective of this tree. It produces quite a few peaches each summer. This year I learned how to can and jam those peaches, and even bought the equipment. I was looking forward to totally doing it on my own this year, until I walked out on the deck a few weekends ago and saw this (don't be fooled by the trees in the background--those are NOT branches on my tree at the top)! I was SOOO UNHAPPY!
Dan says I can complain all I want when the tree actually does not produce. I think he has alot of praying to do since he knows NOTHING about pruning!Besides, even if it produces fruit I need SHADE for these Arizona summers!!! Since I take care of the outside as well...I guess I am protective of it all. You win some and lose some, I guess. We'll keep you posted on the progress of the peaches!
BTW our back sprinkler system pipe burst (the front one already had), and we even had it covered. They say it is because it is such a cold winter and we live down by the river where it freezes easier. I just say it is an expensive winter!