Monday, April 06, 2009

Fruit and Nuts

I thought spring had sprung, but Mother Nature has other ideas. Most of our fruit tries have blossomed out with all the recent warm weather, but tonight and tomorrow night it will be cold here.
I can't imagine the stress that farmers face each year. They can do all the right things and still fail. They can plant the right trees, prune with precision, and fertilize by the book but one late cold snap can wipe the slate clean. The only thing they can do is start planning for next year.
If it gets as cold as the weatherman says, I plan to put plastic garbage bags over the blueberry bushes to protect them but they don't make bags big enough for the apple, peach, and pear trees.
I guess I'll do what the farmers do and say a little prayer that the trees don't get bit that hard.

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