Ray Gleason and crew came today to get the little butternut tree ready for transplanting on the Capitol grounds. They used an air blower to remove the soil around the roots. As Ray described it, he will gather the roots gently and fold them up against the tree--like octopus legs. He thinks the tree will be removed tomorrow or Friday. After catching up with Ray, I had just enough light to cut lettuce and greens for dinner--in the pouring rain.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.