The high today is supposed to be 85º so I expected a bright, sunny morning but it started out cloudy and overcast.
I was happily sewing and I noticed the sun chasing the clouds away so that drew me outside. Once this post is done, I’m heading out to the garden to do some weeding, and cut the asparagus.
I went ahead to the orchard and got the watering started and snapped a few photos.
Apricots here have a tendency to bloom just before the last freeze and it’s about every third year that folks actually get apricots. Ours are just starting to bloom and there are no frosts or freezes in our forecast. I hope the forecast is right!
There’s a slim chance we will ever get cherries but if we didn’t plant a cherry tree, there’s NO chance of getting cherries! If ever we will get them, there’s a chance this year since we had more chill hours than we normally have. The cherry tree is just beginning to bud.
The pear trees have already bloomed and are full of leaves.
Even the little sugar pears have bloomed and are full of leaves.
We may get a few crabapples this year too!
I’m hopeful for a good crop of plums. I think we have 5 plum trees.
It looks like the agarita may produce berries this year too.
The persimmon is just starting to bud. The pomegranates still haven’t shown any signs of life. It got a bit cold for them so I won’t be surprised if we lost them. The variety we have are good to 15º and we had some nights that were a good bit colder than that. The figs haven’t budded out but they were late last year so I’m not worried. I’m not real sure about the jujube. I see no signs of life from it but I don’t know enough about it to know if that’s normal or not. If it didn’t have such wicked looking thorns, I’d snap off an end and see if it’s brittle or alive.
Looks like the armadillos have been out enjoying spring too!
Spring is a beautiful time around here. We’re so looking forward to getting some fruit from our trees this year!