Here are some pics I took over the weekend....coming of spring, or so we thought. We got snowed on like crazy Saturday morning for about an hour...it put a damper on a few of our plans, but we still got a lot accomplished.
Fruit trees pruned, some work done on the cabin, some work done on the lane to the cabin, and some clean up and fertilizing around other seedlings.
Here is some young clover starting to green up alongside some cereal rye that appears to be getting hit fairly hard.
A wide view of the plot...the oats are long-gone toast, but the rye and clover are greening up quickly.
A turnip that was munched, along with a top to another brassica plant eaten to the nub.
A nice find right in the middle of a clover road:
The deer hammered these ailanthus shoots over the winter, as they were easy pickins above the snow level. I guess the ailanthus are good for something....
Can you find the spruce "tree" in this picture?? Deer hammered it over the winter, despite spruces being somewhat deer resistant...a white pine seedling nearby got hit even harder.
A smaller plot with clover starting to green up. The deer pretty much cleaned up the turnips in here. You can see some of the "fertilizer" that the deer left behind to help the plot this spring - ha. I did manage to get 5 Flowering Dogwoods from MDC started along the fringes of this plot...but they were the only trees I was able to get into the ground so far.
Here's a look at the scene on Saturday morning in the snow...
This is the second growing season for this clover road...we frost-seeded it in March of 2014.