Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

Just a few pictures that were taken early in the spring.  So far, it's been a beautiful 'growing' spring.  It's been too nice to be inside on the computer.  The small 'experimental' garden by the barn and all but one raised bed, are planted.  We have a small amount of corn, potatoes, carrots, beets, cucumbers and melons up.  All a testament to our wonderful spring growing weather ... and did you guess ... it's raining outside right now ... so, here I am at my computer! 

These blossoms are on a Satsuma plum tree ... the blossoms have fallen.  For the first time in two years, there is fruit in place of the blossoms.  Due to the drier spring, the bees were able to pollinate it.  For the past two years, spring was so wet, that the bees didn't fly.   All but a couple of our fruit trees have fruit on them.  If you look close, on the right is Cletus the goat and Winnie the pony. 

This was a little frog that was hiding in the weeds in the raised beds.  I was surprised at how close he let the camera get.  This was a great day for tackling the weed 'cover crop' in the raised beds. 
Make it a great day and I'll get out the trusty camera and take some current pictures ... these we taken sometime in early April.