I seem to have a blogging problem.
In the winter I usually have plenty of time to blog… and not a lot of things to blog about.
On the other hand, in the spring there are LOTS of things to blog about… and I am so busy getting them done that 1) I don’t have time to blog or 2) I forget to take the camera along and document what is happening.
This post is a case of both.
First, over a week ago we did some planting (See problem number one).
More Peaches! And Apricots, and Plums!
Everyone pitched in to help get them all planted (around 60), including Farmer Bill. He just wasn’t helping the day we had the camera out there. See problem 2 above.
Even the twins helped out, by voluntarily spending most of their time ‘driving’ the 4-wheeler, and staying out of the mud. They exhibited remarkable self-control don’t you think?
Another something that has been happening is the spring Round-Up spraying, trying to get the weeds under control before things get really crazy around here. Mom and I have both spent time with a tractor and a back pack sprayer, spraying all the driveways and gravel areas, as well as the very weedy ditch bank. Once again, problem number two was in evidence, because no camera was around.
Mom and the kids have also been hard at work filling in ditches and raking the new roadway through the Cameo, Rainier, and Bing and Van orchards, so that we can plant grass. And I was busy weeding the blueberries, so I didn’t get pictures.
Also on the agenda now that it is spring is regular lawn mowing. With over 2 acres of lawn around here it can be a time consuming project (remind me why we are planting more again?) but it gives you plenty of time to think about all the other things that need to be done. And guess what? When I am driving the lawnmower, I don’t take pictures!
I’m telling you. It is a very serious problem. 100 years from now my descendants will think I spent the day laying around reading a book and eating chocolate if I don’t get some better documentation!
So on Monday morning I made an effort to go take a few pictures. I think in our 17 years on the farm I have probably taken thousands of cherry blossom pictures, and every year I still take more.
The orchard is absolutely gorgeous right now, and it smells heavenly!
So in a nutshell, we have been busy here at Bill’s Berry Farm, with the crazy spring busyness that happens on every farm. But we have been enjoying our spring, and I hope that you are too. Don’t forget (as I sometimes do) to take a minute out of your spring busyness to stop and enjoy the beauty of the season.
And take a few pictures while you’re at it!