” Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!’ ” ~ Robin Williams
Spring has sprung at the future homestead. I thought I would share a few pictures with you I took on our recent trip up there. We can’t wait until this is our permanent home!
The fruit and nut trees are blooming and the bees are buzzing.
We are lucky enough to have some natural pollinators up on the future homestead including mason orchard bees and bumble bees, among others. We hope to get a few honey bee hives soon – one for the orchard and one for the vegetable garden.
We have purchased all of our fruit and nut trees from a wonderful nursery in Nevada City, Ca, called Peaceful Valley. If you are anywhere near Nevada City, it’s certainly worth a visit. Of course, they have quite a selection on line and you can visit them here: Peaceful Valley Grow Organic
We also planted a few artichokes last year and I mulched them heavily over the winter. Imagine my surprise when I saw them poking out of the mulch, a day after the most recent snow had melted!
Of course, along with the bursting forth of new growth on the plants comes the plant eaters!
And then the bug eaters -
The evenings are still pretty cool, so a warm campfire is always fun.
We also set up the “living room”…..
So, we are ready for another year of preparations to make this our permanent home. This year we plan to finish our back road, clear an area for a metal shipping container box that we plan to use for storage, clear a patch for our raised bed vegetable garden, and finalize the plans for our new home. Do you need some exercise? Come join us!!!!
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