.....and now I have these.
Boy, I really need to catch up!
We have several apple trees on the property and, although we have planted a couple of new ones, most of them were here when we moved in. At one time I am sure that the previous owners of this property took great pride in their trees and gardens, but as the couple became advanced in years they were unable to care for the trees any longer and they became quite neglected.
This tree is the oldest and largest apple tree on the property. Many times, when we have visitors they immediately comment, "You should cut that tree down and plant a new one". I don't get that. I love this tree. True, it has been around since the dawn of time, and it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some of it's more youthful counterparts. We have pruned, trimmed and tried to reshape it to make it more healthy over time. It's shape is wild and free and hardly would fit in at a modern orchard, and it's limbs are weary from years of bearing the weight of it's own fruits. But, this old tree gifts me every year with a profusion of blossoms so fragrant that you can almost taste them in the breeze, followed by an overabundance of sweet tangy apples that fill our freezer and table until the next season's harvest. Call me sentimental, but this tree won't be going anywhere until it falls over and tells me that it has had enough.
Back to the matter of time slipping away. I have been taking pictures of the lambs to post here, and by the time I am ready to blog them, they are outdated.
Here is a photo of Magnus taken just two weeks ago.And this was taken yesterday. Look at the changes in his horns alone!
I am working on a lamb update post....along with a bunch of other stuff. I WILL get something else posted tomorrow!!! If I have time.