It looks like we will be rolling in fruit this year, apricots, plums, cherries, apples, even the little nectarine and peach trees look primed to produce like crazy.
Most of the fruit is too small yet to get good pictures of, but look at the plums…
Don said yesterday, “all Johnny’s Garden needed was someone to love it”. I’m inclined to think he’s right, if the fruit trees are to be believed. They seem to be giving back to us all the love and attention we’ve given to this place over the last year.
Yesterday we spoke to a woman who owns a local bakery and is interested in buying some of our apricots and maybe some cherries too which is good since we are going to have much more than we will know what to do with. More on the fruit trees as the season continues, but for now there are other pretties to look at.
Lilacs for instance. I love lilacs, the are my favorite spring time treat. And they smell even better if you go outside.
But the periwinkle is lovely too.
And does anyone know what this beauty is?
The flowers look like honeysuckle now, though they didn’t a few days ago, but the leaves don’t resemble honeysuckle at all. It smells delicious for what that’s worth.
The garden is coming along too, you’ll have to check out the In The Garden 2010 page for updates on that. But here’s a quick peek anyhow.
of arugula just up.
Just a shot of that new disc plow we got for the tractor,
and the beginnings of a new chicken house
and I just have to show you the deluxe brooder Don built
So that I can show you the most adorable things you’ve ever seen. Our new guard geese. Meet Bogie and Bacall.
This is Bogie
and this is Bacall.
I have to tell you that their adorability rating is off the scale. If your local you should stop by and have a cuddle with these two Embden goose babies, they will steal your heart. Really. Of course they won’t be this cute forever, in fact by this summer they will be patrolling the garden ready to take on any rascally raccoons that are thinking they might try and make a smorgasbord of our garden. Geese are know to be very territorial and can be quite vicious about defending whats theirs. They are still too young to sex, but we have reason to believe that we do actually have a male and a female. Only time will truly tell though so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for now. I’m sure you will be seeing much more of these two.