Here is an interesting photo taken on May 3rd at the Pickerel Lake Wetland trail which is part of Camp Newaygo. The board provides a backdrop so you can see the tadpoles better. The little pond along the trail, where this photo was taken, has thousands, perhaps even a million or more, of these tadpoles. From this observation, along with the sound of frogs near Pickerel Lake on warm evenings, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of food that largemouth bass find unbelievably yummy!
As I feared, the forecast for a rainy night proved a bust! No measurable rain fell at the farm While its cloudy now, the sun is forecast to come out this afternoon.
OUR GREENHOUSE IS NOW OPEN! In years past we had primarily perennial and annual flower plants available, but this year we are adding a lot more edibles which are not only Bridge Card eligible, are priced very competitively! (By the way, we are now taking Credit and Debit cards in addition to the Bridge Card.) Beginning of this week we will have apple trees, peach trees, pawpaw trees, hardy Wisconsin pecan seedlings, blueberry bushes, red raspberries, rhubarb, seedless grapes, strawberries, sweet onions, tomatoes, and peppers. In the way of flowers and ornamentals we will be having hollyhocks, coral bells, sempervivum, sedum, vinca, redbud trees, beauty bushes, white pine, ostrich ferns and more. Later on we will be having all kinds of potted herbs including basil (green and purple), chives, sage, parsley, peppermint, summer savory, marjoram, cilantro, thyme, oregano, lavender, and rosemary. As well as other vegetable plants including winter squash, summer squash, cucumbers, melons, and pumpkins. In the way of flowers and ornamentals we will also be having a larger selection of annuals and perennials including echinacea (purple coneflower), morning glory, nasturtium, mums, daisy, petunia, impatiens and begonia and many more! Make sure to read/subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, read this blog for daily updates, keep an eye on our weekly Hi-Lites ad (copy shown below), and like our Facebook page.