Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Springtime joys...

It seems like spring is upon us. According to the calendar, it should have been a couple of weeks ago, but with the dry winter and then the late March rains, everything appears mixed up. The chickens are running around in the orchard, wading through a stream of water looking for bugs (the bugs must be swimming...!) along with the buttercups blooming.
The peach trees bloomed early before any bees were out and about so we probably won't have any peaches this year; same thing with the crab-apples and the plums. The trees look pretty though!

The main orchard is just now starting to show bloom with a few bees starting to venture forth. Hoping for a large apple crop this year to make more of our cider!