Sunday, January 3, 2010
Seed Catalogs and Spring
One of the things I love and I mean love about January is seed catalogs. I like nothing better to sit in front of the fire with a cup of hot coffee and look through seed catalogs and dream of next years garden. I think that is better than any other thing I ever do. I wish I could divide the land into different kind of gardens. Like one with nothing but flowers. One with vegetables and a field of blueberries and a field of avocados. Not to mention, I would like a bunch more citrus trees. One of the things I love about going out in the cold is that every thing looks like it is a sleep but I know it is just a lull. One thing about living here is we have to start working on New Years day. Since trees start blooming in February we don't have much time to mess around.
Yesterday was the beginning of tree trimming.
I think we have around 80 some-odd trees so it is a big job. The fruit trees will have to be sprayed for bugs. So it is a big job. I am looking forward to having a lot more fruit this year. Last year the trees got really trimmed back so while the fruit was huge, there was not a lot of it. The girls were having babies so we had a different kind of fruit. This year though, I am hoping for a lot so they can make lots of things too.
I do love being able to watch things grow.