Signs of Spring

It’s fruit tree pruning time on the farm!  Megan got to take an amazing class this month on tree pruning (photo above is the ‘professional’ pruning demo)… now it’s time to try to apply it here on the farm.

Here’s our first try, on one of the original apple trees in the small farm orchard.  This tree is probably a ‘golden delicious’ apple, and when we moved in 6 years ago it was extremely overgrown.   We’ve done some significant pruning but it seems there’s always more to do!

While we were out and about cleaning up, we also cleaned out the bird houses to get them ready for their new occupants.  We found these eggs still in their nests!


For the last two years, we’ve planted hundreds of spring bulbs along our strip of the county road.  This year I ran out of steam at the end of the bag, and I’m not too proud to admit that I just dumped these by the front door… can’t wait to see this mess of bulbs bloom, though!