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Tilling the Garden

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Well we got the garden tilled today. It was warm enough for Sonny to wear shorts. I'm still not ready for removing my long johns yet. But the garden is tilled. He plowed it about a month ago during a warm spell. But it has been in the high 60's the last 2 days so needless to say all the early blooming fruit trees are beginning to bloom. I noticed the Johnny jumpups are also beginning to bloom. The violets will be in bloom soon. Everything in its time.

  


Blooming Almond tree

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I don't know if it is a good thing that our almond tree is blooming. We haven't had any almonds in about 3 years due to the fact that it puts on fruit and then we have a late spring freeze. Some of the other fruit trees are beginning to bloom too but most that are blooming are too small to worry about as we would be removing the blooms from them this year anyway. But for the past 3 years a late freeze has gotten most of our fruit. I'm praying it doesn't happen this year.

  


bluets again

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


With the warming weather the little bluets are really blooming now. They are covering the ground everywhere. Some think these are weeds but to me these tiny flowers are fit for a queen. God puts things in our world that we hardly notice at times but we need to take time to enjoy the little things such as these tiny flowers. They just have 4 petals and run the colors from white, to pale blue, to darker blue to blue violet. Such lovely little things. Take time to enjoy the world around you and the little things in life.

  
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KATIE233 3/3/2009 11:58PM

    hi barb, they look pretty. it,s like the ones we get here in the dpring summer devil paint brush i don,t know why they are called that but they are pretty reddish colour.

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cherry blossoms

Monday, March 02, 2009


I planted the bush cherries next to our house years ago and now they are almost to the roof line. I will prune them this year after they finish their fruit. But they are loaded with blooms and most are not open yet. I know we will have most to drop but if this is any indication, we will have some fruit this year. We have had 20F weather the last 2 nights and again tonight but since they are next to the house, they don't seem to be bothered. They are a little smaller than the pie cherries and look and taste alot like them. I make jam with them and it makes the most terrific jam. Our granddaughters love this jam the best. I have one jar left from last year so hope these do ok this year.

  


Stitching Memories Magazine March Issue

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Here is March issue of Stitching Memories Magazine. Enjoy. If you want on the direct mailing list send an email to me at barbark51@yahoo.com.
www.box.net/shared/b3be6kxi6c

  
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BGGARDEN 3/1/2009 8:26PM

    This is a fun craft magazine - THanks for sharing it with us.

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