Sunday, April 30, 2017

WEEKEND UPDATE

Woke up to a great breakfast of fried ham and homemade biscuits...

Biscuits and ham
It sure was a good way to start the day.  I got to the farm and it was overcast and SO windy.  Thankfully, I didn't have to mow or edge since it had not grown much since last week. 

Peach tree leafing out
The fruit trees looked great, they have all leafed out finally. The two peach trees for some reason (probably our lack of a real Winter) are just NOW putting out leaves.  We were kind of afraid they hadn't made it but they did and that's good.

Flowerbed
I weeded the flowerbeds, what little there was to do.  Hardly any weeds at all and that's a good thing and all the flowers are blooming.

Vitex - The Texas Lilac
The "Texas Lilac" (Vitex) on one side of the porch stairs is in bloom, the one on the other side was planted later so it's a bit behind.  Such pretty color!

I also got some final planning done and supplied procured for a project I'll complete next weekend.  Stay tuned for that!  (hint: more planting).

Unfortunately, the "Whoville" flowers were gone just as mysteriously as they arrived.  And alas, so was the honeysuckle.  We have put notes on the calendar for next year to remind us of the storybook puffy pink flowers and honeysuckle jelly!


Alas, the sky started getting dark and by the time I got the Jeep loaded, it was starting to rain so I came back into town.  Today is hit and miss.  The weather is cool, wonderfully cooler, but it's been raining on and off this morning.  We have an appointment today at 3:00pm so today will be an in town day.

Hope you are having and/or had a great weekend!


13 comments:

Rain said...

Hi 1st Man :) Your breakfast looks delicious! I love biscuits! And the flowers are so pretty! I'm keeping tuned for your next project...more planting, that's always good!

Practical Parsimony said...

Love the pictures--food for body and soul. Maybe you could do a shot ot the front of the house so we can see how the flowers look in that context...even if they are not perfectly filled in.

Elephant's Child said...

The garden is looking excellent. Which is always lovely. Hard work rewarded.

anne marie in philly said...

I'd like to NOM NOM NOM all the biscuits!

Colleen said...

Yum on the breakfast.
Flower beds are thriving nicely

Texas Rose said...

Homemade biscuits to start the day - mmm - can’t get better than that.
All of your blooming flowers sure look pretty! Good news about your fruit trees surviving the big freeze.
Lots of wind but not much rain last night - so I had to water the garden today. I picked my first squash - it was delicious!

1st Man said...

Biscuits ARE wonderful aren't they? Thank you! More planting for sure....something that will provide food (later).

1st Man said...

Body and soul for sure. I will work on that with the house and garden (this particular bed is in front of the garden, it has flowers. The ones in front of the house are still mostly empty at this point, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you, yes, isn't it so nice to work hard on something and then watch it progress like you had imagined it? Ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

LOL come on down!!! ;-)

1st Man said...

Yep, so far it's all growing like I had hoped. These seem to be a good combination of flowers right now. Just hoping they fill in.

1st Man said...

First squash!!! I think I was a bit behind this year, next year starting earlier too. We had almost an inch of rain at the farm, but hardly a drop in Houston proper. Go figure. Fruit trees are all officially "winter survivors" ha.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Yum....biscuits and ham. If I would have known earlier I would have brought the coffee, a southern pecan roast. Darn!!!