The Bitter And The Sweet....

March 13, 2010

The Bitter.......
It's smudging season...
(when the trees have to be protected from frost)
That in itself is rough enough....
but a major pipe, breaking in the night....when you NEED water to protect the trees,
is about as bad as it gets!

The Boy was out with the men....ALL....night long, watching the temperature in the orchards.
Sometimes things go very wrong in the middle of the night....and you find yourself working
as if it were the middle of the day. Last night was one of those nights.
Equipment broke.....
pipes burst.....
you get the idea.
The day was filled with repairs by the men....and The Boy....
who were very, very tired.......who had no sleep.....who had to get things ready for
another night of cold.
It's smudging season. It is a little bitter.
The Sweet......
The ordchards are starting to bloom, and they are the most glorious color of pink!
Spring is near!
And this is why we guard these beautiful flowers in hopes that we will
be picking peaches in a couple of months.
It is one of the most beautiful things I have seen....
and orchard in full bloom and I look forward to this time, each year.
This was pretty darn sweet too!
While I was taking pictures of the peach blossoms.....I noticed The Rooster checking on the horses. They quickly came to the fence when they saw him. They like that Rooster!
It was a moment that none of them....The Rooster or the horses....knew that they were being watched. Those are the best moments!
Very sweet!


Pedaling said...

i like to catch moments like that.
so beautiful, those much people work hard!

Alexa Mae said...

I want to live where you live. It is so pretty! I could eat that tree that's how beautiful it is. xoxo

Cathy said...

WOW! I'm sure that was a VERY stressful night! I can remember countless numbers of nights like that over the years! Thankfully you can eventually catch up on your sleep, but once the crop is gone... it's gone till next year!

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