Everything is growing, blooming, and blossoming here!
I took my cup of tea and my camera and wandered around the yard and the orchard this morning, taking pictures of whatever caught my eye.
The hens are nearly grown-up ladies now, and quite pretty. They have almost outgrown the FEMA tractor and will move to the larger chicken tractor soon.
In the garden, beans and potatoes are sprouting, and I also detect a little bit of non-weed growth in the carrot patch!
Tomatoes (planted by Jim and Willy, not me!) are beginning to flower.
Up in the orchard, there are little apple pippins, and lots of cherries.
Blueberries, growing much more happily now that we have freed them from the tyranny of blackberry vines.
And strawberries! There are a bunch of these in the yard--I hope I can get them before the crows and slugs (and Mimsy) find them. Yup, wish me luck on that.
I found these thimbleberry bushes growing as volunteers along the fenceline. They grow wild here, I don't think that I've ever seen them in a yard before.
Rhododendrons, the state flower, growing behind our wood shed. They also grow wild here, although a lot of people cultivate them.
The ultimate "grows wild here" plant: blackberry vines. Sigh.
Since the farm lacks nuclear technology, I will never be able to kill them all. My mom will get her blackberry pies this year after all.
Life is good, especially on a sunny day at the farm.