You just never know what you’re going to get when it comes to blossoms every year.
The timing of blossoms on the Old Mission Peninsula usually goes something like this: sweet cherries, followed by tart cherries, followed by apples. But this is one of those years when everything seemed to blossom all at once, and they were here and gone within about a week’s time.
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You might still find a few blossoms here and there, maybe tarts and apples, but they’re mostly finished as I write this on May 28. Below are a few photos of blossoms around the Old Mission Peninsula in the past few weeks.
The photo at the top is my brother and sis-in-law’s farm, Dean and Laura Johnson, on the corner of Center Road and Kroupa Road. The quilt on their barn is part of Evelyn Johnson’s barn quilt project; she wrote the book, “Barns of Old Mission Peninsula,” an extensive tome about the history and details of all the barns on the OMP.
Everyone always asks me about Dean and Laura’s horses, especially the one with the swayed back (just due to a long life)! That’s Sugar. The other one is named Summer.
There have been horses in that pasture since the Rudes owned it previous to Dean and Laura. The Rudes had Tennessee Walking Horses, and people who’ve been around these parts a while will remember Asher, the man with the beard who used to help out on the farm.
On the photos below, see captions for farms and locations.