Instead of making lemonade from lemons when her life took an unexpected turn in 2005, author Susan Hanf instead planted an entire metaphorical lemon orchard. She's still tending her orchard in this follow-up to the entertaining "My Lemon Orchard." With the same sense of humor, this new collection of entertaining short stories, "My Lemon Orchard Gets Fertilized," describes some of the many misadventures Susan has experienced in her lifetime. From childhood to adulthood, Susans personal anecdotes provide a humorous look at life. From youthful adventures of finding a dead bullfrog in a creek, to being attacked by a three-inch long snake, or traversing a construction site fence only to be immersed in mounds of mud, Susan's stories remind us of our own early mischievousness. As adults, many of us can relate to her battles with a computer and other mechanical items, struggles with cooking, and challenges in tackling the ever elusive marathon. With self-effacing humor and frankness, Susan reminds us we're not the only ones who experience misadventure. Join her on a walk through her lemon orchard...you'll leave with a laugh and a smile.
The Home Orchard Handbook represents a complete beginner-tointermediate-level curriculum for growers and hobbyists of all experience levels. The gorgeous, informative, full-color photographs guide the reader through the process of fruit planting, from site preparation all the way through harvest. The customer is a grower, gardener, or backyard enthusiast who wants to expand his/her repertoire in a meaningful, productive way, or who understands the environmental importance of growing fruit trees. More specifically, s/he may also be an established beekeeper who is looking to diversify her honey crop.