One of the very few things that I do like about living in the country is the space for growing and planting. It’s sometimes painful to look back over my childhood and
laugh at regret the hissy fits I threw over helping Mom in the garden. She actually taught me so much, and as I have discovered on my own over the years, there are not too many things more satisfying than raising fresh food for the table.
With spring officially here, I have been carefully attending to our fruit trees that we planted a few years back. Last year I picked our first peaches, but this year it looks as if we might also have plums, and dare I say, apples?
|The top of our Georgia Belle Peach tree|
We have three peach trees which look promising for this season. I can already taste their dripping sweetness now!
|I just love these blossoms!|
This is the second year we have had plum trees, and they are also showing great promise.
The blooms have been gorgeous!
The apple tree is a bit moody. We start off with much promise every spring, and end up with only one or two apples. But it’s blossoms alone make the tree worthwhile!
|It looks so delicate, but is so strong!|
|the color of an apple blossom has to be my favorite!|
I am hoping to get a start on my raised beds late this week. I believe that we have had our last frost so I am anxious to plant some of our favorite summer freshness!
It’s spring break here which means sleeping in, picnics, and day trips. I think that I can cram more spontaneous activities in a few days than most people can plan ahead of time!
It sure does make life with children fun!
What do you have growing where you are?