Rain, rain and then more rain

Here we are less than 2 months before our first event and we are unable to get much done as we sit and watch it rain. And rain. I thought this was one of the wettest Februarys on record, but turns out, it doesn’t even crack the top 20. I shudder at the thought.

We are hoping to make some additions to the orchard layout by moving an unused grain bin to over by the sunflower patch. We are planning to make it a multi purpose building with electricity that will enhance the look and activities at the orchard. If it ever stops raining, we will pour the concrete pad and get it moved.

The warm weather has the trees confused and they are trying to bud. Hopefully, they will hold off for a few more weeks. It seems we always have something to contend with regarding Mother Nature all of the time. Oh yeah, we’re farmers.

We have a new dog at the orchard and he has wormed his way into our hearts, big time. Tuff is a border collie with lots of energy and curiosity. After having laid back Huck for 10 years, having a puppy has certainly changed the dynamics of our lives. We have had him for almost 2 months now and things are beginning to level out. He is very affectionate and has to be near one of us at all times. I think we will keep him.

We are going to be optimistic and look forward to our first event the weekend of April 18 and 19. We are counting on the trees being in full bloom and the weather to be spectacular. It will be a perfect weekend to enjoy one of the several events going on: painting party in the orchard, lunch and learn with local historians, learning the craft of stamping and bird watching/photography. It’s going to be a great way to enjoy the orchard in full bloom.