I love April. It seems every day I go out and find new things to marvel at, from ducklings that seem to double in size overnight, to new plums starting to form on the plum tree, to lilacs filling the air with their heady scent. There are future harvests everywhere!

Young Ducks and Chickens

Chickens born March 22nd, Ducks born March 29th. Now all together in a “brooder” room for another couple of weeks.

Sheep Growing Up

The lambs are growing up. Drew is off his bottle. They like lilacs too. Especially if they are close enough to eat.

Crandall Currant Flower

This is a Crandall current. One of my family names is Crandall. I loved it for the smell before I knew it was called Crandall. The flowers smell like cloves.

Apple blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Petal Fall

Petal fall.

Baby apples

Baby apples!

Walnut Catkins

Walnut flowers come in separate male and female on the same tree. These are the males.

Walnut female nut flower

These are the females. ready to catch the pollen.

Baby Plum

Baby plum.

Baby Pear

Baby pear.


We now have 5 different types of hops. This is Cascade. It’s going to take over the world.

Dogwood Blossoms

Dogwood. First year I visited Walla Walla, they were blooming on Mother’s day, which was very very late. This year we’re probably about a week earlier than normal.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Hearts. One of my favorites, if for no other reason than they do well in partial shade.

Grape buds


Raspberry buds



The greenhouse is getting full.

Bodhi and Charlie

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the greenhouse, transplanting and planting. The dogs spend a lot of time doing this. I  don’t think they spent much time outside before they came to the farm.

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