Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous. A bit cold, but beautiful.
Mostly I was stuck inside, but I had about a 45 minute window to get the dog out and assess my fruit tree situation.
I have a lot of work.
The two mossy tree trunks are the apple trees. They have been there a very long time. Right now I think they are too choked up for proper sun and ventilation, but both are definitely alive and have produced most years. The photo doesn't show it well, but that is the elk path that runs next to them.
This "baby" is the plum tree! At my fruit tree lecture I learned that they do tend to grow straight up like that. This is the tree that both bear were in and it is also the most threatening to my fence and power line.
I have had fruit off it two years in the 12 I have lived with it. In fact I didn't even know it was a fruit tree for a very long time. Good plums however...I used to have to race Rusty for them.
My cookie experiment was a bit of a fail, but I am SUPER excited about my first attempt at bagels! I roughly followed this recipe, bread-machine free.
I could see this being a staple recipe and I need more of those. They were a touch small, but incredibly good and satisfying to make.
I am hoping for another rain-free day!