Winter is finally breaking. Snow showers and cold on and off but sunny days are returning. Seed sales have been brisk this year and we are running out of many. We pull and ship orders each Saturday morning. We are making lot of changes this year to the farm. A small vineyard is going in and our small pole bean area is being moved to a new area. We have a new 1/4 acre area for corn this year that was turned under last fall. This area will be planted around May 1st in Cherokee White Flour Corn. Barn renovations will continue this year, another section of roof will be removed and all new rafters will be installed along with leveling posts on new concrete footings. Stairs will be installed to the loft we installed last fall (12' x 12') for general storage. We would love to have a bee hive on the farm but it isn't in the budget for this year. The old apple tree was looking pretty bad the past couple years so last week I cut it back pretty hard. I actually removed 75% of the tree. There were dead limbs up high and much of the main trunks are hollow. The best was to rejuvenate the tree and keep it alive was a severe pruning. The previous property owner told me the tree was full size in the 1970's when he purchased the farm so we guess the tree was planted in the 1940's or 1950's. I don't know what type it is but the red blushed apples have a fantastic flavor, much better than a Red Delicious. There is also an old pear tree in real bad shape, in fact I can't believe it is still alive. It needs topped and trimmed and this will get done this spring sometime.