Saturday, April 18, 2009

Reliance Peach


I was afeared this might happen. Not only not enough time to blog but even to read other blogs I've become so addicted to reading. Phew! Crazy busy time, even forgetting to grab camera to document what is going on if for no other reason than to use for future reference.

BUT....things are happening, all signs of snow are pretty much gone. Crocuses have appeared. And we've had a dry sunny spell the last few days which promises to be broken today by rain, much needed I might add.

My home time has been spent in the lowest of labors, turning sod, prepping beds, making a new lasagna bed over an area of recent construction, (10' of gravel so I build UP), shuffling seedling trays from pillar to post, lugging all sort of stuff and in general feeling a sort of exhaustion that would be fully satisfying if it didn't make me ache so damned much!

Anyhoo, I picked up this zone 4 hardy peach from work the other day and have to drag it into the shed at night as it came from downcountry and it's blossoming way too early for Vermont so I'll baby it until the nights are more or less above freezing. I'm slapping together something of a mini orchard and have been gathering up what I can over the last few years in the way of fruit trees/bushes.

Meanwhile it's back to the trenches for another go 'round and despite my grumbling to the contrary I love this time of year!

1 comment:

Mr. H said...

You will not regret starting the orchard. We also began our mini orchard a few years ago and are just starting to reap the rewards.

It is hard to find the time to write anything this time of year, much less read others writings. I think blogging may be a better undertaking for the winter months.

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward." - Exerpt from Rocky Balboa

Hang in there,

Mike