I sit at my office desk still in the dark due to the mist and fog outside, but the window is open and the birds are creating a wonderful song. My office screen is in need of mending due to the most recent Zika virus in the area. While I do not plan on children this late in life there is no reason not to protect myself and my animals from the pest and the disease they carry. Coffee on the desk, light for my aging eyes, and bare feet. Life is as it should be!
I have much to do for Pirates' Lair, a regular schedule at the barn then thankfully a day at the clothing store. Life is in full speed as tourist season starts in Asheville and life on the estate gets out of control as nature tries its hardest to take back what disturbances I have caused it over the past year and with the recent plantings.
Three Paw Paw trees. It will take years for them to produce food,
In case you are not aware of what paw paws are, you are not alone. Once a native tree almost over the US now rarely seen and even more rarely commercialized as the fruit does not travel or save well at all.
I planted three...
1st one closest to the road and closest to my approach of the area is a Pennsylvania Golden Paw Paw. The company I got it from Stark.com was incredible! My first one somehow was damaged in shipping and after creating a clean cut below the break it was barely over the graft and wasn't going to make it. I called them the very next day and they sent me a new one with NO major questions or ANY issues.
The second I planted was the glorious Mango Paw Paw. I put this one closest to the fence. As of today it struggles compared to the other two but shows promise. The leaves are smaller and not up the entire plant like the other two.