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The first photo shows two of the three kids our doe birthed last spring. We so enjoyed them.
The second photo contains some of the chicks we raised last year. We hatched these chicks in an incubator, allowing us to watch the entire hatching process closely.
The third photo shows my garden in its full summer glory. Growing food can be so beautiful.
2011 was the first year we had enough elderberries to harvest and make into pie and jelly. Here is a photo of the bushes in bloom.
I tried growing Maypop plants in 2011. The plants grew vigorously, but even with our unusually long summer, the fruit never ripened. It was still beautiful though, growing among the Scarlet Runner Beans.
The final photo shows what our Silver Maple tree looked like after the Halloween snow storm. 2011 brought us two destructive storms. The first, Hurricane Irene, brought down many trees and shrubs that were loaded with heavy fruit in August. The second, an unusually early snowstorm, covered the trees with heavy, wet snow. The trees and shrubs were still covered with leaves, so branches, trunks and entire trees toppled over from the weight. This photo reminds me of the awesome power of nature.
Although I do not have a photo to share, one of my favorite memories of 2011 was having Steve visit us.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi