Monday, March 21, 2016
Around the farm...
things are a bloomin'! A few weeks ago, the redbuds started flowering. This is my favorite tree.
And the figs too. I was a bit worried about them last night when it was supposed to be down to 32. But the wind blew, thankfully, and no frost.
The blueberry bushes are all pretty loaded with buds too! I hope to get some blueberries this year. Last year the chickens got them all. They are in chicken jail til fall, so no blueberries for them.
The sweet little violets are all over. As well as dandelions, hen bit and false nettle. The honey bees are in flower heaven!
And the elderberry bushes are almost all full of leaves. I love this bush. I still have several bags in the freezer of elderberries from fall. I might use them for some dye. I want to try gathering honeysuckle vines for baskets. They can take dyes and it stays dyed. And I'd love to try dying some wool too.
These are my 2 lilac bushes. No lilacs yet, but some day. I think it takes several years to get lila blooms? Does anyone know?
And above, the plantain is starting to come up!! I sure need to make some plantain salve soon, for markets.
And, Olga finally had her kids this morning! More on that later. Have a great day, and happy spring y'all!!