By the end of February Dad is getting pretty excited to start farming. Why even some of the other farmers…the BIG GUYS… have started. It all depends on the frost in the ground, or not in the ground.
Dad and Mom have been busy ‘doing stuff’ most of January and most of February. This stuff usually consists of whatever it takes to make the FARMING SEASON go smooth.
Sometime in late March or April, the Apricot trees will start to bloom.
Mom says LATE APRIL, please. If you must bloom make it LATE APRIL!
You see there are still many, many cold nights and days that kill things that burst forth into robustious blooms.
A cold snap (or a terrible freeze) doesn’t seem to hurt the trees or the leaves (or lack thereof) on the trees, but it does take a huge whack out of the blossoms!
First, there are lovely sweet-smelling flowers and BAM! They are brown and dead and fall off the trees.
Of course, that also means there is no fruit to can later on.
Anyway, by the time March comes roaring in (we hope it roars in not out)
Mom and Dad are farming—
Which isn’t weather, but still…it is SPRING!
Bring it on!
It’s around zero with 5″ plus inches of snow here. So yea, spring!
WOW! You got the SNOW!!! YAY!
Apricot trees! YUM! I’ll bet they smell really good.
Yes, but sadly they usually get froze.
Charlee: “Humans are always off doing stuff, aren’t they?”
Chaplin: “It’s like they have to do the stuff before they can do the other stuff and only then can they get to the stuff that’s the stuff they really need to do.”
Lulu: “We sure are glad to be pets so we don’t have to worry about stuff.”
Boy, Chaplin, you nailed it right on the head!!
I bet Terry is getting eager to be farming again! Oh that last shot of TLC is fabulous 😻
I think he has decided not to farm this year.
Really? No corn and alfalfa?
No. He says he is retiring.
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love those blossoming apricot trees! So pretty!
In another month we will get to see them AGAIN!!!
I love these blossom trees i have 4 or 5 in my small garden. Such a highlight of the year for me 🙂