We were enjoying the outdoors earlier in the season when we happened upon our gardener Phurba, who was busy digging in a section of lawn. Of course, we Frenchies had to find out what he was up to.

Hey, Sharkey! Let's go see what Phurba is digging up.


Why, that looks like a little American chestnut tree.


So the chestnuts drop to the ground, where they sprout and grow into trees.


And after digging up all of these sprouted trees, Phurba then places them in pots and fills the pot with growing mix.


I assume he will take all of the potted trees and put them in a remote area of the farm, where they will be watered and fed and continue to grow.


Eventually, all of the 100 trees Phurba dug up will grow into mature American chestnut trees, like this one.


That's very thrifty and nifty!

Comments (4)

Martha Stewart Member
October 10, 2014
Happy to be back and see what you two Frenchies are up to...sure missed your shenanigans. My account name of Fan4MS is as old as the hills...sure wish I could have my old one back. Anyway, this is Delia and Kitty =^..^=
Martha Stewart Member
October 10, 2014
Hey, your back. Great. So happy to see you girls again.
Martha Stewart Member
October 3, 2014
It's good to see you, Francesca Baby and Sharkey. Maybe someday, if Mom keeps reading enough, she'll be able to plant things that survive!
Martha Stewart Member
September 30, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing these terrific photos of Francesca and Sharkey watching their friend plant those beautiful plants! They look so darling and I always love seeing them on your terrific website and can't wait to see their blog ASAP!