I can't believe it's already the first day of June. I also can't believe the weather we've been having. It's been sunny and warm for a week and the forecast shows more of the same. Not only have the flowers been loving the sun, but the fruit has been also. I've noticed lots of big green strawberries and the figs seem to be bigger everyday.
These are 'Bluecrop' blueberries. This and the other bushes are all very full of berries. I think these will be the first ones ready, and I think we'll be eating them by the end of the month.
I did notice a Chickadee in one of the bushes the other day. I hope this won't be the year the birds discover them. So far they haven't been a problem.
The apple tree is full of these little apples. I've never seen it so full before. All 5 of the grafts (different varieties) are looking great.
I know there will be a big drop when the tree naturally thins the fruit. I hope we can make pie and apple crisp with some of the apples that ripen in the early fall.
Currants are getting bigger and juicier looking. I found that some are beginning to turn red. These are VERY bitter if you eat them before they are completely ripe.
I think they are really interesting looking. I hope the birds will leave some for us.
I've found growing fruit in the garden has been a sure way to get my girls to eat it. Everyone hovers around the blueberry bushes when they are ripe looking for the biggest and juiciest ones. Or stands guard over a strawberry that is on the verge of ripeness claiming it's theirs when it's ready to eat. Very soon and we'll be enjoying them.