Benjamin Franklin Thunder Cat, Cowboy and Explorer
in the orchard with the sweet alyssum
and the peach blossoms.
This is the bare root tree we planted three years ago, and this is the first year I see the little tree full of blossoms. It's hard not to imagine summer peaches, now. We will be watching, and hoping.
We will be guarding our little peach, and tending her with care.
Beetles took all but one of our blueberry bushes. A tragedy, to be sure. Even the hens won't have anything to do with those spoilers, the Harlequin beetle, or Bagrada bug. Those little suckers are the arch nemesis of any garden.
Peaches I am happy to anticipate. Those garden pests... well, I will be on the lookout for them, too, but they will not be welcome or well received.
Benjamin, will you be my garden companion, watching the garden, guarding our crops?
I do appreciate your furry, warm company.