I’ve been saying all spring that we are about a month ahead of where we usually are with our trees this year.  Here’s one more blossom that’s early.

My strawberry plants are covered in blooms.  They’re supposed to give me fruit in June.  I’m barley getting them uncovered by this time.

After the freezes we had earlier, I wasn’t sure if I’d have any fruit from my fruit trees.  Well, the cherry tree is covered in tiny fruit.

There are little peaches.

My plum has fruit, but I don’t think there’s as many as there would have been without the freeze.

I’m still waiting to see if the apples will get fruit.

Finally, my big oak trees are getting their leaves.

They are so big and old, and I’m afraid that many of the ones in the pasture are in bad shape from years of animals rubbing against them.

This one right by my house was heavily damaged in storms last summer.

These trees are also by my house.  I love the shade they provide, but you can see that one was also hit by lightening many years ago.  I had the entire side of the tree removed to prevent it from splitting further.

It seems to have been a successful way to save it.  I really think I need to start some new big shade trees.

Linking to Leap Into Spring Photo Challenge where the theme for the week is blossoms/trees.

Linking to Farm Photo Friday.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TexWisGirl
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 17:51:37

    glad it looks like you’ll get some fruit!


  2. genie
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 18:18:56

    After 23 years, I am still waiting for apples on my 2 trees. I get the blossoms but that is it. You sky shots are drop dead beautiful. Ours have been so gray for so long because of the 5 forest fires, but they are about under control now and the air is mucho better. Take care and have a nice weekend.genie


    • Teresa
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 19:45:44

      I usually have lots of apples on this tree, but the last two years we’ve had horrible weather, and this year I’m still waiting to see.


  3. Pat
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 18:33:58

    Looks like you’ll be making fruit salad this summer! Those big oaks are beautiful.


  4. Rosanne
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:16:27

    My husband picked our first strawberry from the patch this evening. I couldn’t believe we have strawberries already. We usually don’t have them until the end of May. We also have little peaches on our peach trees. Like you we don’t know about the apple trees yet. Here in WV we are running about a month ahead also. We actually mowed our yard the last week of March. The weather is out of control this year!!!
    Love your oak trees!!!


    • Teresa
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:19:52

      We’ve been mowing too. It sounds like we’re about the same place you are. Hope you get some apples. I do love my giant oak trees, but they are so old. I lost three to storms last year.


  5. Marigold and the Goatmother
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:44:45

    I can’t believe how far ahead you are!!! Wow! Send us some warm. Not hot, mind you, but warm. :) How is calf girl doing today???


    • Teresa
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:49:48

      I just helped her nurse one side (that Maxine didn’t want Norman on) and then she went to the other side and nursed on her own. We are about a month ahead of normal. I can’t believe we have strawberries blooming already.


  6. barefootnmama
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:50:32

    YAY! Strawberries..yummy! Your photos are really beautiful and so real! So glad I found you:))


  7. Tisha
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 21:17:56

    I really hope that you get fruit from your fruit trees this year. It has been such a crazy spring weather-wise. Your trees are beautiful. I’m really glad you were able to save that one that was damaged in the storm last year.


    • Teresa
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 21:30:23

      I really do love my trees. I want to try and plant some maple and oak in the back forty to start growing into shade trees before I lose anymore.


  8. Jen
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 21:27:47

    Beautiful pics.


  9. Alica
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 21:33:24

    How nice it would be to have fruit trees of your own! Are they a lot of work…spraying…pruning, etc?


  10. Sharon Qualls
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 22:16:22

    Same here, everything is about a month ahead. They were picking strawberries at Easter!


  11. Candy C.
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 22:45:16

    I have strawberries about the size of my thumbnail already, very surprising! We lost all the little plums to a couple of freezing nights and I still can’t find any little peaches but the pears are doing well! Love all your big trees and good to hear that Norma Jean is doing well! :)


    • Teresa
      Apr 21, 2012 @ 07:41:26

      I’m very glad those fruits are doing well. I’m hoping that my apples will be okay too. Sorry to hear about your plums. It’s a relief that Norma Jean is getting this nursing thing down.


  12. Tina´s PicStory
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 05:13:58

    very beautiful! :)


  13. acutefarmchick
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 08:47:38

    I loved your photos….thanks so much for linking up to my photo linky party!! Hope you have a great weekend. :)


    • acutefarmchick
      Apr 21, 2012 @ 08:50:30

      I have NO idea why it posted as acutefarmchick….but anyway….thanks again!! I think I fixed it to my right name and blog address!!


  14. Farmchick
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 08:53:47

    I am so sorry for posting so much…I am trying to figure out why my name is coming up wrong…..I think I have it fixed. Again, thanks so much for joining in on my linky party.


  15. CameraCruise
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 09:45:16

    Beautiful photos!
    Hope you get some fruit.
    We’ve had frost too and I don’t know if we get apples and pears.
    Gorgeous trees you have.
    Have a wonderful day.


  16. Charlotte Tree Service
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 13:43:32

    Loving your blossoming trees, I do hope you get some fruit this year, I’ve tried growing apples in my backyard, I never seem to get it right, they always end up not growing and dying..


    • Teresa
      Apr 21, 2012 @ 13:44:38

      This tree has been very prolific through the years, but our weather has not cooperated the last couple. Hopefully, this year will be another good one for the apples.


  17. Joyful
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 16:13:20

    Everything looks so nice. Here our spring is late so everything is late in blooming.


  18. Terah Murphy (@CowgirlRed2)
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 20:50:18

    Thanks for the beautiful view of your farm! Terah


  19. alicia
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 07:25:43

    It’s crazy how early everything seems to be coming in this year. Yah for early strawberries and peaches. My mom used to can peaches. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing your spring with us for the Leap into Spring Challenge!


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