This will be the last small-acreage / gardening article for the season and I will restart with more articles in January. But, I think it’s a good time to review a few of the simple yet easily forgotten aspects of owning a small acreage.

So, to continue our discussion from last week about how you’re going to make a small-acreage business viable and successful, you need to identify your niche.

Gardening is not a sport for the weak-hearted, the half-dedicated or the person who thinks that a pretty yard comes in a bottle. It can be overwhelming, frustrating, expensive and more work than fun.

Sometimes known as “southwest injury,” sunscald on trees is damage to the bark on the side of the tree facing the sun, which in our area is the southwest. Sunscald can occur in both the summer and the wintertime and can be caused by many environmental factors.