Let's start with Easter...
|This is Tyson. He was a gift from some new friends just a day or two before he met his demise...|
|This is also Tyson, a couple of days later. He was a really fat turkey, but made fantastic stock.|
|Wide overview of the developing kitchen garden.|
|Asian pear, rabbiteye blueberry, rhubarb, horseradish, and comfrey polyculture below the bath house. Strawberries would probably match up well here too, as a groundcover, but the terrain is too steep for the tedious picking involved.|
|View through the Asain pear-blueberry polyculture back across the bottom of the kitchen garden. White flowers in the background are native dogwoods toward the end of their bloom. We are fortunate to have lots of them.|
|New white-fleshed peach polyculture under development on the near end of a strawberry-rhubarb patch.|
|My favorite! Dinosaur kale. Or Tuscan kale...or Lacinato kale...whatever you want to call it.|
|More of last spring's peaches and plums, with spring pullets in the little tractor in the middle ground, and pink native azaleas in the background outside the kitchen garden.|
|The new girls. They are the first stage of any new garden bed 'round here.|
|My doe rabbit trio in the process of building a new large bed above this Asian plum.|
|A new Euro plum whip backed by those pretty native azaleas I mentioned earlier. We now have quite a collection of colorful plums, and I'm just getting started...|
|Picture's a little shaky, sorry, but you've seen this garden before. Only, each year it moves more toward perennial fruit and herb production, and away from veggies.|
|Elephant garlic, old raspberries, comfrey, new raspberries, and a whole bunch of garlic (and a few vagrant broccolis that didn't get the message about the fruit/herb thing).|
|35' of raspberries in their third season. Should get a full yield this year, and last year's wasn't bad...raspberry jam for Christmas anyone? To go with the blueberry and blackberry of last year?|
|Big sweet blackberries coming along nicely, already in flower. I should be doubling or tripling them this season.|
|Lots of great blueberries. But this is not the big crop! This is the snack aisle...|
There's a long mound of strawberries to the right, and a long mound of asparagus to the right of that.
|Aren't these pretty? Just some native woodland irises.|
|View of the 'stead from down the hill. We haven't made a real impression on the landscape yet, but we're getting there.|
|And that's a wrap!|
Happy Spring! Enjoy those gardens.