Monday, February 6, 2012

Spring Too Soon

Spring is everywhere here in Alabama....visited a new doc today, all over Birmingham flowers and shrubs and trees are blooming.  As we walked this morning, I kept looking at the buds and the blooms, thinking......go back, don't do it, we will get one of those crazy blasts of cold air from way up north, and you will be so sorry!  Right, like Mother Nature is going to listen to me!

For those of you who think and wish that you had our weather the past couple of months....don't go there.  Here in small farm land, peaches, apples, pears, blueberries, etc.  all need some cold.....oops, too late, blooms are here and I hear rumors about that brutal cold snap coming this weekend.  Last year the tornadoes blew the fruit away, this year, the cold may kill the blossoms.  We farm for our own food, and what we give to family and friends........really don't know how honest to god, farmers who farm for a living make it.

It has been a long day, I am very tired, and I apologize for the content and length of this blog tonight, but I have to find my bed soon.
Good night, Sweet dreams


  1. Yes, it is too early for budding. I hope you don't get the freezing weather. Our cherry farmers have troubles some years. It can be too cold, too hot or it rains on hot cherries and splits them! Good night, Jilda.

  2. Have a good rest now Jilda!! Hopefully the weather will settle down soon!! Take care

  3. You certainly have had some wild and crazy weather there. We've just had incredible warmth for winter. I think our summer is going to be horrendous this year. I will pray the crops don't get damaged too much! Hugs.

  4. Yikes I hope all the crops survived, 'cause I love those sweet crops from Alabama! Hope you're feeling better.