Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 28, 2012

Things Are Happening!

Yesterday and today was plant the garden day. The potatoes and peas are in. The rest of the garden has been tuned over ready for the carrots etc. Note to self : Find a small rototiller for next year! 
 The six apple trees are all blooming. It's hard to see in the photo because of the background (rhubarb patch). There must be a gadzillion flowers on the trees. Now if we don't get another frost like last year and the year before, and the year before that, maybe, just maybe, we will get more than 12 apples!
 The apple blossoms sure don't last long!
 The Saskatoon berry trees are also blooming. They seem to be very hardy and frost resistant. Great snacking berries when working around the garden.

Anyway, I've been reading a lot of posts, but not commenting much as it's been quite hectic, kind of typical for spring around here.


Chai Chai said...

So do you pollinate your apple trees by hand or do you let the bees do it?

Bev said...

Let me know if you need help picking those Saskatoons:)

Alica said...

I'm glad your spring has finally arrived. (That's some impressive looking rhubarb!) Enjoy!

Bernadine said...

Beautiful blossoms. I hope you get a large apple harvest this year. It's a busy, busy time of year!

S. Etole said...

Frost is possible here both tonight and tomorrow night. Hopefully the nights will soon warm up. Your apple blossoms are lovely.

joyce said...

I love the time of year when blossoms are out on the trees, but you're right, they don't last long. Our crabapples are about to bloom I think, they're about the only kind of fruit tree we can grow here! We do have tons of Saskatoons though!

Michelle said...

I always love the time of year when our fruit trees bloom. Always so beautiful, but such a short time span. Glad you are getting that garden going!