I thought I’d share a few photos I took today. It definitely looks like springtime here on Apple Tree Farm and I couldn’t be happier about that. 🙂
The daffodils have finished blooming but the dogwoods are in bloom. The day lilies are coming up nicely but they won’t bloom for quite awhile.
These are the first of the irises to start blooming. This is the corner of our guest house where our son, Chris, lives. This area gets more sun so the irises bloom earlier here.
We probably should tear down this little feed shed but I think it’s picturesque.
David has been replacing the siding on the house with log siding and he’s getting closer. Next up: the balcony. Those white railings will be replaced with black iron. I’m hoping we might be able to screen it in, too.
It’s been a long couple of days. David’s mom passed away yesterday while he was out of town on business. Poor guy also picked up a cold. I’m going to go make him some hot tea and encourage him to go to bed early.
Sorry to hear about David’s Mom.
Glad Spring is arriving in your area though, and that there’s progress with turning your house in to a home.
So sorry to hear about David’s Mom — what an awful loss for all of you. Your place looks wonderful — what a lovely retreat! Texas has gone through winter/spring/summer this week — temps from the 40’s through the 90’s. I don’t know how anything manages to grow.
Deanna Piercy says
Thank you, Lynn. Oklahoma weather is pretty crazy at times, too. Nature definitely seems confused this year.
Janet daijogo says
I am a California kindergarten teacher doing an apple tree farm simulation in Marin County in The Bay Area of California?
We need to know what chores apple tree farmers do in the spring, summer, fall and winter.
Would love to stay in touch and have the children learn from you! Where is this beautiful farm?
Deanna Piercy says
Hi Janet. That sounds like a wonderful project and I’d love to help, however we don’t really have an apple tree farm. We jokingly named our property Apple Tree Farm when we bought it because there were a couple of apple trees here. We have 40 acres here in southeastern Oklahoma but it’s mostly wooded. We do have a nice open area behind our house that I had initially hoped to turn into an orchard. However, 10 years ago we started hosting a music festival and that area is taken over by 200+ people camping and enjoying music for three days every Memorial Day weekend.
I do hope you can locate a real apple tree farmer to help your children with their project. Btw, I’m from California. I was born in Santa Barbara and spent most of my childhood in the high desert. We moved to Oklahoma after I graduated high school and have been here ever since. Good luck with your project!