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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Mystery Tree


We have a small orchard on the back edge of our property.  It boast several different varieties of apples, three pear trees and a cherry tree.  I know this because last year they all produced mountains of fruit and therefore I was able to identify them.  However, there are two little trees on the end that did not fruit last year and I couldn’t figure out what they were.  I’d ask anyone that walked through the trees, “Do you know what this is?”  and I’d get the reply, “Maybe it’s a nut tree or peach or plum.”

This year the two little trees flowered nicely and then started to form fruit.  Hooray, I was going to know what the heck kind of tree it is.  But then, the fruit started turning from bright green to yellow to redish purple and then sadly….


it all dropped on the ground.  What am I doing wrong to this tree?  And more importantly, what is it?  I’ll sit right here until somebody gives me the answer.  Okay, not really, but this mystery must be solved…  Okay, not really today, how about before next spring?  Does that give everyone enough time to do their research?  Yes, okay get to clickin’.

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