As you can tell from the picture, there was a bit of a breeze up there when Andy was burning some slash last Monday. He had to take periodic breaks to go inside to warm up.
Also notice there’s not much snow on the ground for this time of year. We’re still in the midst of a drought.
At the moment Andy is looking through fruit tree catalogs — he plans to plant 6 or 7 trees this spring. He asked me if I wanted him to plant a Gravenstein apple, remembering that they were one of my favorites when I was a kid. I asked him how many apples we got from the one he planted years ago. He said that wasn’t a fair question. The mice almost killed it and with his nurturing it struggled its way back to health. If it hadn’t been for the fire in 2011 he would have brought home one of its apples that year. (There were three on the tree and he was sure at least one would have made it.)
Hope springs eternal in spite of a few setbacks. What about you, are you persistent too? Do you think it’s ever possible for persistence to turn into foolishness?