So the other day we were out in the yard doing a little landscaping. Michigan went through an abrupt “heat wave.” I know… try not to laugh, but early June and low to mid 90’s is unusual for the Mitten. Nonetheless, I underestimated the underground sprinkling schedule and we have a little cooked grass sections, but a little extra attention and it’ll a beautiful green once again. The area around our bee’s is covered by a handful of trees, and it was generally unaffected by the weather and needed a few passes with the lawnmower. As I was working around one of the tree’s, I noticed what seemed to be a cherry on the ground, I looked up and to my amazement a cluster of cherries. I ran into the house to get LMB and surprised her with a ride on the lawn mower to this beautifully bloomed cherry tree. Now, this tree did not bloom last year, so this was a even bigger surprise for us.
I could not help but maybe tip my hat to those wonderful little honeybees a few feet away. My very basic understanding of cherry tree’s, is that those bee’s providing some cross contamination may have brought the harvest to our farm this year. If my memory serves me right, the previous owner mentioned there was a cherry tree out in our little patch of apples, pears, and grapes, but they did not recall seeing a bloom in a years. And we just cannot wait to continue this journey; pulling honey our of our hives, making applesauce with our apples, and jam with our grapes. We know that God’s hand is all over our lives and this farm, and we hope that one day we honor Him with what we do here. One of our dreams is to have small group in the barn a night a week, and just imagine how much fun that would be… One day, we just know its not ready now. Well that is it for us here at the farm… a new bee post is coming, we have a few more announcements about the buzzers, we are very excited to share. Well thank you for stopping by, and as always, Give Grace!