A Slice of My Life

Sunday night and Monday morning we had a winter storm blow through that dumped an inch of sleet on our area, accompanied by freezing temperatures.

Unfortunately, the warm weather we had before the storm - several days in the 70's in both January and February, even hitting 80 degrees and breaking records - fooled our dwarf plum trees into thinking it's spring and time to bloom. Our trees began leafing out on Monday morning, 2/16/15, and the leaf buds were encased in ice when I went out to feed that morning.

I've kept track each year of when the flowers opened. They were really early this year. (The flowers haven't actually bloomed yet, of course.)

On the other hand, we really needed the moisture. Seems like our winter rain has ended up as snow on the east coast this year.


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  1. This happens very often here in Arkansas, but the trees still produce. Understand, about the rain, we're also falling way short.

  2. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead9:15 AM

    That's good to hear - thank you!

  3. Oh, I hope that doesn't affect the production! What a beautiful shot of the icicles that last picture is. So glad to see you on The Maple Hill Hop. You always add something wonderful. Stay toasty!

  4. Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead11:55 AM

    Aww, how sweet of you, Daisy! Thank you for hosting the hop each week.


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