Our little orchard is in full bloom! This time of year is both wonderful and stressful all at the same time. All of the blooming trees really make the yard look lovely but we also have to worry about frost. Last year, a late frost came through and destroyed all our blossoms. No blossoms = no fruit.
Fingers are crossed for consistently warm weather for the next few weeks. I'd really like to see all the blossoms stay around, especially with the honeybees getting delivered this weekend. Not only will the bees get a food source, but I'm hoping the extra pollination going on will improve our fruit yields for next year.
Nearly all of our fruit gets made in to jelly and jam that we give as gifts during the holidays and the more we can grow the better. Also, we believe strongly in edible landscaping. There's isn't much better than being able to grab a snack off the trees while you're mowing. The Kid has grown up wandering the yard and munching on strawberries, blackberries, and peaches and that makes all of us happy.
And really, isn't that the point?