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The front end of Daylight Savings time is, at best, a mixed blessing:  if you’re on duty your shift lasts an hour longer, that hour you had planned to sleep in disappears, and all those electronic appliances need to be reprogrammed. (Don’t forget the clocks in your car.)

That said, it's good to know that the wood pile can remain as is. Until the next frosts come.

That said, it’s good to know that the wood pile can remain as is. Until the next frosts come.

Bryon has been working on the garden, building up the wall on the right with repurposed lumber.

Bryon has been working on the garden, building up the wall on the right with repurposed lumber.

Early blackberries hint of summer, even now.

Future blackberries hint of summer, even now.

Free-range asparagus. Very tasty.
Free-range asparagus. Very tasty.

The scent from the mandarin trees was sweet and delicate.
The scent from the mandarin blossoms was sweet and delicate.

Mixed greens. When these mature, they will find their way into salads and stir fries.

Canton bok choy. When these mature, they will find their way into stir fry.

Buster, hiding. He's camera-shy.
Buster, hiding. He’s camera-shy.

Need to know what this is.

Asian pear trees, still in bloom.

A peanut from last year's crop. We gave it to the chickens as a small treat, along with scraps.
A peanut from last year’s crop. We gave it to the chickens as a small treat, along with scraps.

Need to confirm these.
Pluot blossoms. Pluots are a cross between plums and apricots, and they’re delicious.

The artichoke plant is doing quite well.

The artichoke plant is doing quite well.

Peach tree?
Nectarine blossoms.

Salad greens.

Green bok choy. These are planted in groups of two-three seeds which will be thinned as they grow larger.

The bees are very mellow. Leave them alone and move slowly, and they will do the same for you.

The bees are very mellow. Leave them alone and move slowly as they enjoy the dwarf nectarine flowers, and they will do the same for you.