For May, PJ chose "Spring" for our theme. Since I had already posted photos from almost all of our spring events throughout the month, I decided to take a few minutes this rainy Sunday to get some shots of the things growing around the property. There is a reason spring is my favorite season!
We have at least 10 mulberry trees scattered around the property, and this is the first one to get some ripe fruit on it. While we do eat some of them (Playing outside and feel a bit hungry? Mulberries all around!), the chickens get the most benefit out of them. We pick gobs of them almost daily. Many go straight into the chicken pen, but others will be put into "pies" for the freezer to feed the chickens when fresh produce isn't so handy.
The lilies in the front flower bed popped open just yesterday. Lilies are some of my favorite flowers in the world.
The apple and pear trees are full of fruit. Good thing, as we are on our last jar of applesauce and only have a few jars of apple slices left from last season.
One project this summer is to get the perimeter of the entire house cleaned up. The dogs and weeds have taken over. We'll be spraying for weeds (We've learned the hard way. If we pull them, we will all get poison ivy rashes.), putting fill dirt down to repair the damage the dogs are doing to our basement, get a ton of mulch to put down, and planting some flowers, bushes, and other plants. Hostas will be the main thing we plant. They have proven to withstand all of the digging the dogs do, plus they do well in all of the shade we have around the house.
The garden is doing so well!! The rabbits have stayed away, and since I don't have an injured knee this year, I can help with all of the weeding. Thanks to injury and all of the travel last year, the beans were almost all wasted. NOT THIS YEAR!! I'm planning on canning a whole mess of green beans this summer.
What does spring look like where you live? Feel free to head over to PJ's and link up your own photos!
Have a lovely day!