In just a little over two months the garden will be growing again, the leaves will be new and lush, the honey bees will be buzzing again, and the flowers will be glowing... I can hardly wait for May and rhubarb pie! Last year I took this picture around the middle of May, and a couple days ago I put in on my computer as the background photo to give my gardener's soul hope for Spring. Today we woke up to a beautiful and sunny March 4th day, it's 32 degrees outside, and there is frost on the ground. The animals though are all thrilled to be in the sun and are lounging and soaking it up as much as they can. Which is exactly what I'm headed out to do, it's a great day to be working in the orchard, so I'm off to prune the apple and pear trees, and to plant the remaining young fruit trees.