Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Shakers finishing winter shake to remove mummies
Mummy nuts are the one that were left behind on the trees after the harvest. They are a good overwintering site of Navelorange worm. So it is important to shake them off. Picture taken Saturday.