Oh, what a tiny little harvest this morning. 😁
I went ahead and picked our single patty pan squash. It’s supposed to be all yellow. This is the size we like them at best. Summer squash are supposed to be more productive the more you pick them, but right now, I’m not even seeing any more female flowers.
This is the most raspberries we’ve had yet. Usually, I get to pick one or two in the mornings, and that’s it.
I also found a single shelling pea that was filled enough to pick.
I ate it.
It was tasty. 😊
We are actually going to have cherries this year! We’re going to need a ladder to pick them, though. They’re almost all only at the highest branches!
While puttering around the yard and gardens – and enjoying the fact that I can walk through the maple grove again, I kept hearing a constant buzzing noise. It sounded like I was hearing thousands of bees up in the trees, but I couldn’t see them.
I figured it out, though. It’s that time of year!
The linden tree is in peak blooming time now, and was the source of the buzzing!
Not a lot of flowers are on the lower branches, but even they were full of insects.
Turn your volume up to watch this. The microphone didn’t actually pick it up very well – it was MUCH louder in real life!
This would be the idea time to harvest the flowers, but honestly… I don’t know if I’d want to get in the middle of all those insects! Not all of them will be stinging insects, of course, but with how much they’re constantly moving around, there’s always going to be at least some nearby! When I was in my early teens, I remember harvesting the flowers for my mother by standing on a ladder and dropping them onto a sheet on the ground below.
The tree is much, much bigger now. 😊