Friday, May 18, 2012

Farm photos May 2012

Still knocked down with this wild cold.  It's the kind of cold that you get fed up with, go see the doctor and your GP sends you to the ER kind of cold.  UG!  Apparently it's been going around and lasts about three weeks.  yippy!  only two weeks of misery left to go.

Anyway, some photos of stuff around the farm for you to enjoy

His name is Goosey, he's waiting for his girlfriend, Loosey

Quince Blossom


Apple blossom from the big old heritage tree

Fava beans in full bloom.

Someone sent me some seed last winter.  It's several years old, but I stuck some in the ground anyway.   It grew, but I have no idea what it is.  Anyone recognize this prickly plant?

Apparently it is suppose to have yellow or orange flowers that you can use for spice (acts like saffron).  It makes a large, spiky plant.  As you can see it has fine hairs on it, that sting a little bit if you touch them, almost like a nettle.  It's not a nettle that grows native around here.

so, anyone recognize it?


Josiane said...

Oh, you have fruit trees! Lucky you! They're so pretty when they're flowering, and then you get delicious quinces, and apples... Yum!
As for the cold - ugh! I hope it won't stick around for the full three weeks, and you'll get better very soon...

moiraeknittoo said...

Ooo you have quince! I made a super small batch of jam this year, and it's already gone. I can't wait to do much larger batches next time around!