Tuesday, June 15, 2010


It's been a different Spring in the Valley.
Very cold and wet.
Not so good for planting or your Spirit.
We had two hard freezes, one killed our Apricot tree, the other did damage to our other fruit trees, in that there were not any bees around to pollinate the flowers when they bloomed.
As a result we have no pears to speak of, few peaches, cherries and prunes.
We do have apples, they bloomed last.
But most important the vineyard looks good and is growing!
And we have had some nice weather as the photos below will show, but just this morning it was 34 degrees when I woke up and the potato plants were frost bitten. It didn't kill them but they won't look pretty for a while.

We had a great visit with Alyssa, her friends Leia & Tyler and Keith's in-laws Dena & Les
Lots of music and card games were played!

The dogs & I made it to the river, for some dipping (Cinder) and rock hunting (Bandida)


"It wasn't me!"

The turkey hens have moved their nests to the hay field - do you see her?

Penelope laid this huge egg - on the left is a normal turkey egg and above is a chicken egg - looked liked it had a rough time coming out - poor girl! It was a double yolker.

The first batch of chickens and turkeys hatched May 8 - here they are at one day old, and at...

one month old.

A second batch hatched June 8th - all chicks, no turkeys this time - there is a total of 32 chicks and 6 turks. All are doing fine.

Below are just some pretty shots.



Hawthorn - wheeew!

Snow ball bush

They say the sun will be out this weekend and that it is suppose to be 80 - I'm sure hoping!

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