The weather forecast for Mothers Day: PERFECT. Not kidding! Sunny, top temperature 70°F, top winds- 5 mph; chance of rain 0. And my farmer-weather-expert confidence in those projections is around 95%.
The apple trees and blossoms are absolutely on track to be at PEAK on Sunday. Here is one of the first to reach "early-full", from yesterday:
And we ARE in luck - our Mystery Bloom IS GOING TO BE PEAKING on Sunday! Not only are these Gold Buds everywhere; but the earliest trees are already nearly at "peak orchid" stage! Took these photos yesterday.
I have to wonder if Robert Frost was seeing these buds, along with the flowering maples and oaks:
"Nature's first green ... is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; but only so an hour..." His poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
And the lambs! We're at 16 this morning; and counting - the tiny thing that looks like a rabbit on the left is a 2 day old; the 2 all the way to the right are 2 week old lambs- that were much the same size when they were born. Icelandics are born that small, and they grow that fast! Come and See!