Look, the peach tree I planted last year actually has blooms on it. Yay!!! Maybe my thumb really is starting to turn green 🙂
Even better, the scuppernong vine that my granddaddy planted years ago is beginning to regrow its leaves (a big sign that warmer temps are here to stay). Very soon, it will no longer resemble a tangled mess of bare vines 🙂
Don’t know what a scuppernong is? Don’t worry, most people have never heard of them 🙂 But if you’ve ever listened to any country music at all, you’ve probably heard mention of muscadine wine. Well, scuppernongs (also called scuplings and various other names) are a type of muscadine grape that is native to the southeast. Did you know, Thomas Jefferson’s favorite wine was scuppernong wine. Pretty neat, huh?
To top it all off, the fig tree I planted last year has started to fill out, too (Sorry, didn’t take pictures of it). My grandparents had the most amazing fig tree behind their house in town when I was growing up. Every summer, my mom and I would pick the figs (funnily enough, we’re both allergic to fig leaves and would end up broken out for days afterward) and help Grandma put up preserves. Even with the itchiness, it’s something I’ve truly missed, so I’m super thrilled about the prospect of having our own figs again in the future.
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!