Sunday, May 6, 2007

Springtime in Paradise

We planted 30 trees this spring, Gravenstien, Macoun, and Sweet 16. Look for them to start producing in three to five years.

We've had a warm dry spring; the trees are blossoming a bit early. Maybe too early? Yesterday it rained and snowed most of the day. If it gets too cold for too long we'll lose part of the crop, only time will tell.

The chickens are loving the warmer weather. They are laying up to a dozen eggs per day. The new hens are still giving the older hens their space but they are starting to venture out of the hen pen and scratch for bugs and seeds.