Wednesday, May 6, 2015


The apple trees are in full bloom.  Their white flowers bring a welcome feeling that spring has arrived and soon we will be able to grow fresh food in the garden.  Last years apple crop was a failure.  There were lots of blossoms, but a hard freeze killed the apple crop in May.  We're hoping that frost doesn't kill off this years crop. 

Morelle Mushrooms were discovered underneath the apple trees last week.  Mike made omelets with them the following morning.   We'll probably go mushrooming later this week when the temperatures rise.  Paige and Allie love to gather mushrooms.  It's the only time of year that they willingly eat mushrooms.

Mike and the kids have removed all the wood and debris from the trees that were cut down.  It was a huge job, but we no longer need to worry about a tree falling on the house anytime soon.  We've managed to have 5 bonfires already this year and there is enough wood for several each week this summer and fall. 

The garden has been tilled and raked twice.  Saturday, I planted lettuce, spinach and beets.  Green beans, sugar snap peas, carrots, radishes, and turnips will be going in sometime in the next week.  The plants will need to wait another couple of weeks, because I don't want to need to cover the up at night.  Our garden is quite large this year.  I'm hoping to get enough food put up to lower our grocery bill next winter.

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