Raindrops 27 April 2015

IMG_3122Almost a year ago, we had a snow storm such that we had to take hay to the pasture to feed all the new heifers. This year’s batch is out on pasture now, but so far they are only dealing with rain and fog. It’s been a wet several days around here, but not producing the four-and-a-half inch deluge just fifty four miles to the north and west of us.

Oddly, the apply blossoms really opened up in this cold wet. We may need to scaffold around this little tree if all the blooms produce apples! Still no life in our five cherry trees and one plum- the fifteen below zero temperatures we had in November apparently sounded the death knoll for them. I’ve ordered some hardier varieties produced for Saskatchewan. Of course, it’ll be a couple years before they begin producing.

We know it is spring around here when the yellow headed black birds come through. We see them once in the spring and again in the fall when they pass back by. Clearly they have much more status than the red-winged black birds because they take over the lilacs and the red-wingeds just wait until they leave.

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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