The warmth and early dry weather prompted everything to burst forth and in some cases bloom. The sickening feeling that it could all be undone if the weather changed radically had been suppressed to the deepest regions of the mind in an effort to prevent such an occurance. Mother Nature is always in command of the seasons and generally reminds us, sometimes rudely, who's really in charge. Like this Mother's day 2010. (Well it does give Mom a excuse not to be in the fields)
We don't believe we have suffered any season altering loses at this point, however we will be checking a bit more carefully when the snow melts. The next couple weeks will be telling as to what if any damage has been inflicted upon the quince, pear, apple and black currants. As we have become fond of saying, "If farming was so easy everybody would be doing it!"