In fixing up our yard, we've planted twelve trees in nine months; Last week we planted a Macadamia tree to add to the collection of new trees on our property.
I use the term "we" lightly. I've picked out most of the trees, but I've only dug the hole and planted two. Drek's the one that's dug most of the holes and done the hard labor. Drek planted this last tree. He did it while I was away from the house. When I got back I looked at the new tree in our yard. I also noticed that he had tended to all twelve of our trees and there was a bag of fertilizer next to one.
"What did you put around all threes?" I asked him.
"That stuff around all the trees. It looks like straw. What is it?"
"Ah. That makes sense."
I hope this coming year we'll be able to eat a few freshly-picked fruit and macadamia nuts!