The blueberry bushes are loaded with green berries, the apple, peach and pear trees seem to be really happy this spring........here's hoping for a bumper crop of fruits this summer and fall.
There has been so much rain we haven't plowed the vegetable garden, but the forecast calls for sunshine next week......those tomato plants will be in the ground before you know it.
If you have never tasted food fresh from its source.......do yourself and your family a huge favor this summer and travel to a local farm and buy truly fresh local produce. There is nothing like picking an apple off the tree or blueberry straight from the bush, warm from the sun and popping it into your mouth.......well, if you visit a farm like ours that does not use pesticides......otherwise, wash before eating.
Our hens are laying eggs every day now......big brown eggs, with orange yolks, not those pale yellow ones from the grocery store. We have made them so happy, on our days off from work if the weather is nice, we let them "free roam" ( Jordan coined that term) around the back yard.
When it's close to sunset, we open the door to the hen house and Zeus leads them to roost.
Zeus, is the rooster.
If someone had told me in my twenties that I would be living on a small farm.......I would have laughed very hard.......but these days, I cannot imagine living elsewhere. I love to visit other places, I love the energy of big cities.....but there is no place like home.
Tomorrow is our annual fish fry, our house will be bulging at the seams with friends and family.
Our tummies will be full of fish, hush puppies and home fries, ice tea and lemonade. The kids will run around the back yard blowing bubbles and playing games......I will say it now.....wish you were here.