We went to bed with 39 degrees and woke up to frost. In just a few short hours its ruined!
Pear trees blooming.
Peaches next to the house.
Peaches at the end of the garden.
Green gages at the other end of the garden.
Second green gage and full of bloom
The apple trees are not blooming yet and one of my pear trees are just at the bud stage. Three years in a row we’ve lost fruit to frost. We have cherry trees high on the mountain and in our back orchard that may not have been hurt but this is April and frost is a normal spring thing!!!
Cherries in the mountain hayfield.
Cherries in the end of the other mountain hayfield.
With this bloom gone we just have to pray that there will be enough other bloom not damaged and the honeybees will have enough to live on until we have more bloom.
The last three weeks have been warm and then cold, rain, ice, sleet, snow, we’ve had it all.
Our cherry trees were in full bloom and BAM and now they’re brown and all the blooms have fell off.
Our peach trees had started blooming and BAM, the blooms are falling off.
Heavy bloom on the plum trees looks now like they’ve been burnt.
The apple trees are budding and the quince tree is budding. The rhubarb leaves are curled up and the asparagus stems are mushy.
We’ve had a lot of very warm days and then the temps drop in the 20’s*. Mother Nature just isn’t being very nice in this spring of 2018.