Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring is always the most fun and beautiful time in our area.  We love the 'greeness' and the flowers.  The animals all seem to be so much happier too.  The chickens have been roaming around the yards, eating bugs and digging up the soil in general.  They are such good weeders!

And our two little speckled hens are busy doing what they do best, laying eggs.  These were the two (of three) original chicks and the others are all their babies.  You go girls!

Who needs cherry blossoms when you have apple and plum trees.  The white blossoms are from our yellow plum tree.  This year I'm trying something different ... picking them just before they ripen.  We always seem to wait just a little too late.

Aren't the yellow ones pretty.   This is our little maple we've nursed along for nearly 10 years.  It had a very large and wide pine tree right next to it.  I'm sure the maple was planted after the pine but the pine had totally overgrown our maple.  The pine eventually was taken out leaving the beautiful maple.  But its badly misshapen and has taken years to try and grow straight up.  Then that huge moth a few years ago laid eggs in it and nearly destroyed one side.  So its still crooked but should live a long time. 

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