April all new
Monday April 01st 2013, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life,My Garden,Wildlife

I was asked, so to explain: I got put on antibiotics for a sinus infection and they’re clearing that up nicely, but I also had–well, norovirus really should be a yarn-related description, don’t you think? *cough* Mild flaring too. At the one week mark I figure I’m about halfway done with it all.

It rained last night, and this morning, together, both apple trees opened their first blossoms.

This makes me way too happy. There is a very new plum-cherry cross on the market, Dave Wilson’s Pluerry, not lab-induced but done by good old-fashioned years of field work, and it is supposed to be the top taste winner, period, across all their fruits. The catch is that it needs a plum tree for pollination. I of course have one–but in all the various microclimates around here, they don’t yet know which varieties other than Burgundy will work. I have a Santa Rosa. I’ll wait for now–but it tickles me beyond silliness that my apple trees show how it’s done, to the day.

Kathy, I finally snagged a shot of a chickadee with its beak full of your dog’s undercoat; there’s a bunch of it on the table just below that pot and he dove down in there awhile like a knitter at Rhinebeck, individual fibers flying as he searched out the best, then reappeared on top to show off his prize just before taking off.

And if my Plantskydd (when I get it) is successful, I may actually have to thin the plums.

I finally, for the first time in a week, picked up my baby blanket knitting today (it will be scoured in hot water) and at least made a try at getting it done in time. It felt so good to be working on that beautiful thing again in happy anticipation of our coming April baby.

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It is always fun to work on a baby something, but more so when it is for that special baby. My blanket is done, the sweater is waiting for the second sleeve.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.02.13 @ 7:40 am

You’re way too happy? You can’t be TOO happy! BTW, I have a most interesting DVD about plants that you might enjoy. I’ll email you a description.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.02.13 @ 8:44 am

Clearly, Chickadee can see where he’s going; if I were carrying a load like that in my mouth, I wouldn’t be able to!

Thanks for the pic!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 04.04.13 @ 12:49 am

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