Monday, May 6, 2013

Pretty in Pink

We planted Peach Trees last year. I was happy to see that they made it through the winter. They greeted us this Spring with pretty pink blossoms. Not only do they have pretty blossoms but they surprised us with a wonderful aroma!

The Pear, Apple and Cherry trees also made it through the winter.  The only tree that didn't make it was a Paw Paw tree that Mike planted.

We are hoping to get a good harvest this year. Last year with the crazy weather we didn't get any fruit.

The grass grows so fast and gets so thick in the orchard area, I would love to fence it in and let the sheep do the mowing. Someday!

“In an orchard there should be enough fruit to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot upon the ground.”
Samuel Madden, 'Boswell's Life of Johnson' (1783)

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  1. Oh I have always wanted to plant Peach trees I am not sure if they would survive here. We have two variety of apple trees and two different pear trees plus the wild ones that grow around the farm. Love the pics. B

    1. I was reading a blog about harvesting lemons. I would love a lemon tree but not going to happen in Michigan!

  2. The best peaches ever were from my Grandpa's Alberta in Michigan. I am in the "Peach State" now and can't seem to get a peach off my trees. Last year the squirrels ate them all the day before I was going to pick. This year the blossoms froze because of this wacky weather. Good luck with yours!

    1. Kristing, sorry to hear about your trees. That happened to ours last year.

  3. Just beautiful! I love fruit tree blossoms. I hope you get a whole lot from them.

    I have 3 apple trees over in my side yard that I have fenced for the meat birds and the sheep. But I can't let the sheep in there right now because they try to eat all the leaves. Then get on the fence to get more. ANd the fence isn't that sturdy, so they could knock it down. So they can't go in there right now.

    1. Kris, I do worry about the sheep eating leaves or damaging trees. Mike thinks as long as there is grass they won't bother them. Maybe put up cages around trees.
      The goats on the other hand....I wouldn't let them within 10 feet of any of them :)


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