Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LOOKS LIKE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST SO FAR

Today has been one of those days that went by so fast it left me wondering why I didn't get some things done ???
As the day started with chores and a walk I said a thankful prayer as I walked by all our fruit trees,bushes and vines.
Despite the cold weather and the hail it looks like barring any other devastating weather we will have bountiful harvest.
These are plums that I thought were surely gone with so many of them falling to the ground after the late freeze. But there are still plenty on all three trees.
We have two different types of pear trees,this is a delicious eating pear.
And we have 2 Keefer pear trees which are better for preserving.
The grape vines are loaded also with bunches and bunches of fruit.
The blueberries are starting to ripen.
And there will be plenty of blackberries for bread making and freezing.
This old fashioned Golden Delicious apple tree that blooms later than the usual apple bloom escaped the cold snap and is loaded with apples.
With a little searching among the peach tree leaves I was able to find a few peaches but they all had black marks from the hail and will probably rot before they ripen.
And the apple trees on the driveway that I thought had all the blooms frozen have some apples on them although they are pot marked from hail and misshapen from the buds being frost bitten.

And last and the least far along at this time are the many muscadine vines we have and they are also loaded with these tiny grapes which won't get ripe until late September.
So far so good but we have a lot of summer weather to go before many of these are ready for harvest so we'll see what happens !!
I spent the morning doing 2 loads of laundry while vacuuming and changing the furniture covers. I also put in an Avon order and managed to dry both loads of laundry out in the bright,warm sunshine.
I ate lunch before tackling my baking for today, 6 caramel, 2 chocolate,2 coconut, 4 pound and 2 wine cakes. I took a short much needed sunshine break out in the 86 degree afternoon while waiting for the last cakes to come out of the oven.
It is already 4:00 ,wow how did that happen ? !
Daughter came to pick up a box to bring a chick hatched in a kindergarten class home tomorrow. Hopefully the hen that hatched the last chicks will make it one of hers.
After a quick fruit supper of orange and watermelon salad I went to work on weekly paperwork and bill paying.
Then it was cake icing time.I barely got all the cakes iced and wrapped in time to listen to the news while I blogged.
Where did this day go ???
Grateful to God for the strength He gives me each busy day.
Good Night and God Bless.

4 comments:

Gail said...

You are very blesed in the fruit department. You must have had plenty of rain.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well --they say that the days pass by fast when we are happy. SO --you must be very happy!!!!! Love all of your fruit trees. I'd love some Golden Delicious apples and some of those pears.. They look like Bosc Pears--which I love... We've been enjoying some fresh strawberries from around here which are fabulous right now...

Have a great Thursday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Anonymous said...

YOU CAN GO INTO THE FRUIT BASKET BUSINESS OR EVEN FEED THE HOMELESS.I REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOG TODAY.

Anonymous said...

I SEE SOMEONE ELSE TYPES IN LARGE CAPS LIKE ME. GOOD FOR HIM OR HER. I NEED GLASSES SO BAD. EASIER SAID THAN DONE. JUST TO HARD TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
GOD IS REALLY BLESSING YOUR FAMILY. JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT FOOD. YOU'LL BE BUSY WHEN IT'S TIME FOR PICKING. IF I LIVED CLOSE AND WAS YOUNGER I WOULD HELP. I LOVE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LOVE OF OUR LORD. PRAISE GOD.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA.