Garden Journal March 2022 - Blossoms

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Sometimes, late at night, I click on one of these suggested videos on Youtube where you see a Korean Street cook, toasting 249 toasts, flipping 249 eggs and cheese, then it's a worker in Poland, cutting stones with precision, next thing you know, it's 2am and I am on the third video of a unicorn vacuuming sparkles with a giant straw.

The video above, is my version of that video at 2am. It's unexpectedly satisfying to watch someone else mowing grass in stop motion.

It's not the best mower, but it does the job (when it works!), and also provide a good workout 😄.

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It's funny how you cannot predict what nature will do. At that time last year, most trees were blossoming fully, after a very rainy month.
This year, not much rain, and it affects the flowers. Good to know!

(Not Real) Cherry Blossoms

I don't understand, these trees should be full of flowers by now! This is that Japanese Cheery Blossom, the scent of the buds should overpower the garden, but it seems like it went straight to make leaves.

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Bees

I can still find some, but if you compare to last year's post late February, we had so many bees!
Well, let's just say that the bees have been pretty shy for now.

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Real Cherries

This is why it's pretty cool to have a journal on Hive, I can go check when we harvested the cherries, and it seems to be around the end of May, it means that we have 2 months to go. It looks like nature is taking it slow though.

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Now, I am not the only one that notices the buds look like little buddies! It's almost like I could hear them talk, whispering about the incoming spring and the bees.

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Figs

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At the same time last year, the tree was encumbered with climbing vines and they are almost completely free now, there are tons of new shoots now, rest assured that we're going to have tons of figs!

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Berry Bushes

Having less humidity, means there is less frost in the morning, and it seems that it has affected the bushes greatly. (giggity)

I can't wait for these bushes to grow. 😐 I had a whole bunch of jokes on that subjects but I've got a feeling they won't translate well on the blockchain, let's keep this one clean up until the end.
You notice, no swear words for now...

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We got blue berries, we got blackberries, we got strawberries, we got a small raspberry bush that survived the storm. I am starting thinking of adding more trees this year, I haven't decided what yet.

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The Strawberry now survived the transplant, and winter. The 3 other strawberry plants are AWOL. I might just add a few more, next to the blueberries.

Baby blueberries.

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I think it's another variety of blueberry.

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No Veggie growing for now

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As we are planning on going around a little, it will be hard to attend to a veggie patch, I haven't even started turning the soil this year, and I probably won't. Actually we will probably just dedicate a small portion of grass, something easy to handle.
I am also thinking of planting vegetables that don't require constant watering, and could survive with the usual rain.

I actually still have potatoes from last year haha, I don't know what to do with them anymore.

Also, the current global situation might cause a price spike for wheat, and who knows what else. So, I might change my mind soon, and make sure to have a plan B, in case SHTF!
We are also supposed to visit a permaculture spot somewhere, but it's not confirmed yet, and I don't like talking about uncertain things!!

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Plums

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Also very weird that we have that little flowers this year, maybe things will change soon as the temps get warmer.

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You would be surprised how long that last gif is, and you also would be surprised that while writing this post, I accidentally deleted the entirety of my photos and videos, by copying on a disk & deleting it at the same time (genius!) on my phone, before uploading the pics (don't ask me how & why).

We managed to find it again, eventually, and I say "we" but it's @lionmom that found it for me while I was swearing, so shout out to her for staying calm at all cost, while my technique is more "bash bash, Hulk smash aaaaaarrhhg".

Anyway, I lost all the pics that I edited for hours, and then I (she) found a back up, and here we go again, I have to edit & reupload the whole thing, and it was worth it!

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Shout out to @lionmom , for keeping this guy's socks on👏👏👏🏆😅 Beautiful pictures of nature and...food!!😋🤤🤤 !LUV fruit!!!🍉🍊🍍🍎🍐🍒🍑🍓🍅🥒🥝🥑 Yummy!😍 How about a peach or apricot tree and where are the cherries?🤩

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Peach and abricots might hit the spot! I'll check if it would grow with the weather conditions we have around here, nice one!

The cherries will be here in May! YEeees!

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It's always welcome to see Spring! Don't lose the potatoes just yet! I mostly make something like hash browns when I have extra potatoes

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Hash Browns are something I should consider with my potatoes.

Thanks for supporting the author!

!1UP

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Oh that's also my all time favorite! Oh man, I need to make some now. I'll have to wait until tomorrow, I can't start making them at 930pm hahah.

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I'm happy to inspire you!

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You just made me smile with "bash bash, Hulk smash aaaaaarrhhg", haha. I love your style of storytelling and watching you mowing at the beginning of this blog is satisfying. And am also excited to see your berries grow. Also, I hope to see the 3 AWOL strawberries survive.

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There's something oddly satisfying watching someone mow the lawn. The vacuuming unicorn with giant staws I have yet to see 😁. Looking forward to learning about the permaculture project you have in mind.

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Hey there!! I really hope we will be able to visit that place I was talking about, they have 100 varieties of fruit trees, so I will surely learn a lot if we manage to secure the spot! Thanks for passing by!

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Sounds like a great learning opportunity, rooting here that you get to secure a spot.

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Wow, epic writing and photos are marvelous!

!1UP

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Hey Ivar! Or is it Bjorn that you wanna be called? Thanks so much and thanks for the interest and all the nice comments!

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I agree that @lionmom is the best! I still remembered the post about a Brazilian Jujitsu hot babe saliva dripping moment. I thought she was so cool! 😄

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You're practicing karate right?

Agreed, my wife is the best haha

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You are hilarious. I think I've said it before but maybe you should spend less time with a guitar on stage an more time with comedy. Or maybe both! That opening gif is quite mesmerizing. As for all the wonderful blommetjies that promise the return of summer.....here we're almost at the end of the harvest. Figs. Plums. Peaches. Grapes. But cherries? Whenever you mention cherries I want to cry. Why don't they want to grow here?

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Hey what's up!

Hahah ok then, let me throw away that guitar, and start to write a standup comedy show...😄

Oh my goodness, the end of the harvest feels like a life time away! Though, winter in SA, is pretty much Spring here, in term of temperature.

Yeah cherries, we have 3 trees on the land. I can never harvest them all, I should get one of these clamp that can reach for the top of the tree. The birds always finish the job haha.
You know what we're crying for here? Good mango, popo (papaya), and some cheap sweet potatoes, funny because those are imported from SA.
Can you believe that it's expensive here?

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Really?! That is actually disgraceful. Can't you get potato seed and plant? We have the same problem here with some of our fruit trees. The mulberry bottom branches we get to by ladder but they usually have bird poo on from the feathered feasters on the higher branches. Such a problem. We have friends who closed in their entire orchard like a massive tunnel. But they had about 200 trees last I checked so they needed to protect the fruit, and olives.

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I didn't realize that I missed this post. I always like hearing about your garden and home life updates.

I love it when the tree blossoms come out. They're super pretty. We have a bunch of trees with pink flowers by us and they're amazing when they're all in bloom.

Plums! Awesome. I love plums.

Losing your work mid post is probably one of the more frustrating things in life. I wouldn't blame you if you through your computer through the window lol.
Thank God for tech savvy wives to save the day.

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It's alright bro, we can catch them all!

The pink flowers wouldn't be Japanese cheery blossoms by any chance? They're the first ones to bloom before the plums and all.

Thank God for tech savvy wives to save the day.

Especially, I was about to give up hahah. It's silly to get affected by something so insignificant, I can tell you that it made me think about the whole ordeal, and hive in general, and the feelings I put in my intentions!

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I don't know if they are cherry blossoms or not. I don't know the specific type of tree.

I've been there many times over the years regarding the frustration of losing a post, so no judgment on my part lol

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Up until recently we didn't even had dandelions, finally things are blooming and I can hear again the buzz of bees, I was starting to feel concerned. Lovely post

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Hello! Thank you! I was feeling concerned too, I don't recall seeing as much fog as we've seen in recent years! It's a little bit depressing, so it was fantastic to see some sunshine, even if now it's gone again hahah.

PS: Thanks for the IG shout out hahaha it was hilarious

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Yes, we had a clear day today, finally! And the first shy dandelions, otger years by this time they would be everywhere.
And haha ig story was candid fun 😊 but hope it made you laugh, guys.

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Things are looking Springy by you, I am snowed in with a foot of snow, but thank goodness I stocked up on supplies yesterday. I always make soup, fresh bread and above all else, have good wine, essentials for a good snowstorm.
I went from white sandy beaches, just a few days ago to white snowy fields today, but hoping to see some bubs real soon here too.
Nice journal!

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Hello @farm-mom great to see you! I hope the holidays with @thebigsweed are going well!

The wine is the most important part of any indoor activities, the rest can be improvised on the fly hahaha.

I went from white sandy beaches, just a few days ago to white snowy fields today, but hoping to see some bubs real soon here too.

Oh it means that you guys are back from holidays! It's amazing that there is such a difference of weather between one side of the US, and the other side!

Thanks for passing by, send my regards to Sir Sweed (hahah that sounds cool)

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Sir Sweed does sound kind of cool.
I hope all is well with you and the family, my friend.

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