Pretty serious storms are predicted for our area this afternoon/evening, with the worst ones being on up into Oklahoma and Kansas but we have a good chance of getting large hail so I’m hoping, for the same of our fruit trees, garden, and solar panels, that we don’t get the hail they’re thinking may be coming our way. It’s always something – late frosts or freezes, bugs, hail, drought.
Last night we were watching some show and they were showing people moving to various islands and some on beaches in the U. S. Vince said “Let’s do it!” Several times lately, the subject of moving to the beach, living in a condo, and enjoying an easier way of living has come up but so far, we have ended the conversation with . . we really want a garden, fruit trees and chickens. Obviously, we don’t have a clue where we’ll end up. There’s no use having two places because (1) I promised myself when we left KY that I’d never again have two places to maintain and figure out what was where and (2) It would be hard to have a garden and fruit trees at either place if you weren’t there full time. I know having two places works quite nicely for some but I’m more of a “nester” and I love being “home” and with two places, I never felt like either was really home.
All that to say . . I hope we don’t get hail this evening!
Last week we put the cages around the peach trees. They are in the side yard and are not part of the fenced in orchard so as soon as the deer find out there’s sweet, juicy peaches, they’ll be right over here helping themselves. I’ not sure these fences will totally solve the deer problem (and definitely not the raccoon problem) but it’s what we did.
Not sure how many you can see but the trees are loaded with peaches.
I’m keeping my eye on that bit one way at the top. Looks like a bug has taken a nibble too but that won’t bother me. I’ll share just a little . . not much though. This tree is the first one to get ripe each year so it shouldn’t be long before these are ready . . so long as the hail doesn’t knock them all off the tree.