Tuesday, April 14, 2015


So we finally got the spring snow that we usually get this time of year. It never seems to fail, even though we didn't have any snow all winter long we get April snows. So I had to take a picture.

As you can see it was only a sciff, but snow none the less. That is OK, we can use it and it only stayed for about an hour. We really needed the snow up on top of the mountain.

The Crocus are blooming really nice now. The yellow crocus bloomed early so I didn't get them in the picture. The two little trees next to the crocus are olive trees and we hope to get them planted soon. Don't know if they will grow here but what the heck, why not try...right?

The Asian pears are really putting on the pears, but we shall see how many of them actually stay. Hopefully the bees did their job and got it pollinated in time before we got the rain.

Don grafted the Spartan tree that was having a hard time producing good fruit. We have a beautiful Honeycrisp tree that has wonderful apples so he decided to make a Honeycrisp tree out of the Spartan tree. Hopefully it will take off and grow.

The branches that he grafted in look like they are trying to grow which is a positive for us and from what I can see it looks like all the branches may take off. Keep your fingers crossed.

The Lithadora is in full bloom now and I just love the way it looks on the block wall down the driveway. The bumble bees really love this stuff and I really like having the bumble bees around. Just more pollinators.

This is a peach tree the started from our compost pile. Don found it growing in the compost and so he re-potted it in a small pot to see if we could get it to grow. It started to grow beautifully and so we planted it in the yard about two years ago, The poor thing had been eaten by deer so much that I was beginning to wonder if it was going to make it. I put a fence around it last year and it took off. If you look really hard you can see the first peach,,,,ever. It is the little bitty white spot in the branch all by it self. I am so excited.
While I was taking pictures the babies came out to enjoy the sun. They are growing up so fast.

I think the little buckling has doubled his size already. He is also very strong.

They can be a handful for the momma's. This is Brownie with the three of them and as you can see they are doing very well.

The horses were enjoying the pasture also. They really like to be out of the paddock. Although I did find Flash leaning on the fence and pressuring it to get to the grass on the other side. You know that the grass is always greener on the other side
The bees were also out and about all day. I just love to see them working. I really need to get into the bee yard and do some grass trimming. We did get the Escalonia pruned back away from the hives and got them in the ground to start for other places on the property.

Here you can see that the babies really like the hill side. What fun to run up and down and make momma's worry
The fig trees are loaded with figs. Hopefully they will get enough warm weather to ripen. I like figs.

They are growing up from the bottom so Don wanted to experiment and see if we could get more trees so we notched the bottom of the little trees and put rooting hormone on and then pine shavings that had been soaked in water around the base to protect them. If they root we will have about four more trees.

The one tree in this picture is pretty good size already. Hope it works, I would like to have more fig trees. I have a recipe for fig bars in my recipe folder on this site that I haven't really had a chance to try yet. Maybe this year.

And last but not least the Japanese Wisteria is just loaded with blossoms. I can't wait for it to bloom the flowers are sooooo fragrant.

Well that is it for now. Hope your enjoyed the tour. Hope you all have a great day....

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