We put our first offer on this house in February. It didn’t close until April 15 and I didn’t move into the new place until July 1. So, pretty much, we missed Spring. Neither of us knew if we had any flowering trees or blossoms or … you know… the great happenings of Spring.
Spring is my favorite season, just sayin’…
For the last few days, I’ve been wandering around here with my mouth agape, so incredulous about the living, beautiful growing foliage around here! So today, on the first day of Spring, I traveled around the homestead with my camera to document the Spring around here!
First, I want to celebrate that the single, one and only tree in all of the horse pastures – IS ALIVE! I was sure Mo (the new donkey) had killed it when he stripped the bark in one afternoon. After discovering this horrible assault against the benevolent tree, I was heartbroken. The only tree.
But, alas, when I took a photo the other day of Finn and BG scratching on what I thought was the dead tree, I saw green! I enlarged the photo to make sure, and sure enough – buds!! I then ran outside to make sure of my discovery AND IT WAS BUDDING!
I’m still awestruck. I have no idea how it is living. It has no continuous bark! But, it is alive so I celebrated by wrapping the crap out of it. There is chicken wire everywhere around it and I just pray that it mends itself – somehow. I truly have no idea how it is living.
THE OTHER SPRINGTIME NEWS AROUND THE PLACE!
Well, I find it fascinating that I have 4 of the same type of tree, Raywood Ash, and they are all in different stages of bud. The youngest is hardly budding. The tweenager is barely budding. The young adult is fully budded and the Grandpappy is just thinking about budding…
OTHER SIGNS OF SPRING
While I was in the tree wrapping mode, I decided to wrap the trees that protect Annie, Gwen, Dodger and Norma. No one ate any bark last summer… but you never know. So, I wrapped them. Annie watched.
WHAT KINDS OF TREES ARE THESE?
We have two trees in our backyard that are mystery trees. One seems to be a flowering pear or something like that. But it has no fruit. The other is a complete mystery.
HUBBY AND SCOUTY… and me.
MARCH BUCKET FUND HORSE, SWAYZE, NEEDS SURGERY TO SURVIVE. His Drop in the Bucket Fund (story here) only needs $459 to give him his lifesaving surgery! Just a few drops will add up! Thank you in advance!
Do you have Starbucks money to donate to this very handsome gelding? He has fought so hard to live! Thank you!! Make a 100% tax deductible donation here!