Early Spring 2024 Has Arrived!

It’s hard to recognize what’s happening due to the distance the first photo was taken from, but Ernie is pruning pecan trees based on the Old Farmer’s Almanac recommendations.  We also tilled up soil to put in our raised beds for spring veggies!

Spring on the Farm! 20 March 2017

A few pictures from Shannon’s Farms:

A small raised garden area  started for our personal needs, and a shallow-till area where Spring flower seed have been broadcast.

 

 

 

From 2016 – a collard plant that was left (others were pulled, processed and in our freezer as foodstuff) for “going to seed” – look closely and see the happy honey bee!

2016 – the year we reseeded Texas native wildflowers. We do this every few years to keep them strongly present. Here is our first early “full grown” bluebonnet!

Right on time:  flowers, dozens of a trumpet vine variety, planted here at Shannon’s Farms 16 years ago, growing to maturity soon to be food for the migrating early Spring hummingbirds.  Also look closely and see the big black & yellow bumble bee!

Dozens of wild plums in our strongly wooded 2-3 acres are blooming extra-well this year; hopefully, soon making fruit for the creatures!

Blooming blackberry white blooms soon to be fruit shared with hungry mockingbirds here at Shannon’s Farms.

Blooming bluebonnets spilling over from Shannon’s Farms onto the roadside on Terry Lane.

May Garden Prep at Shannon’s Farms

Before the storm (and hopefully lots of rain!), got in early morning prep for a fall garden, with Austrian peas and annual rye still growing in the middle and to be tilled next late winter/early spring in preparation for a 2015 Spring garden — rotation, rotation, rotation!

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