Am I sad? A little but I’ve learned to let go of things we have no control over and the weather is definitely one of those things. The first year or two that we had fruit trees, we tried to protect them but these days, it’s pretty much “whatever is going to happen is going to happen”. Depending on what time the temps drop below freezing, we may try to go out and sprinkle the blooming trees to coat the blossoms in ice but we don’t have water in the orchard after the sun goes down (solar well pump).
Our little pluot tree is so full of blooms.
By the end of tomorrow, many of the apple blossoms will be completely open.
There are six plum trees in full bloom.
Even the pear trees that have never made fruit decided this was the year to produce.
The peach trees are already losing blossoms after the freeze we had a couple of nights ago.
I tell myself . . we’re on a diet. We can’t eat much fruit anyway so maybe this is just to help us lose weight. I’d rather have the fruit trees producing but . . no one asked me what I wanted.
With two nights in the 20 degree range and one at 24 degrees, we’re sure to lose all the fruit producing capacity for this year.