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A early 1900's Ohio farmstead fell into the hands of a good family in the early 90's. The scattered old fields were pasture for generations. When the land changed hands the pastures were allowed to revert. Several agriculture fields separate the reverted pastures with connecting fence rows. Within the old pastures a discovery was made by my good friend, scattered apple trees of various varieties in what look like semi-dwarf varieties. Being a forester and hunter, my buddy started releasing the trees. Add in some ash dying on the wood edge and these trees are rocking. I've been invited to help on the project of maintaining and planting for a little hunting this fall. We added a pear and apple along the "edge" that is soft mast separating hardwoods from reverting field and meadow. This is the year prior hingecuts are being fully utilized and a new hunting strategy is going into place. I'll share some updates from the abondoned orchard as things progress. Theres alot in store for this 50 acres including a potential 30 acres going into the pheasant safe program (shrubs, grasses, legumes) in 2018. It's never too late to start your own abandoned orchard!