Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The flowers that bloom in the spring...

The orchard is in full bloom at last! All the apple and pear trees have awakened from the winter cold and are getting ready to have a bumper crop (fingers crossed!).

The bees are busily flying back and forth from the hives and the smell of the honey inside is intoxicating on a warm day.  We have two borrowed hives from the good people at Beekind in Sebastopol, and another new hive we've put in by the garden area. Lou's getting ready to plant the far all we've had for dinner is artichokes; very tasty but I'm ready for peas and squash blossoms!