As are these little ladies.
We are looking forward to harvesting LOTS of good things this summer.
But I am a little concerned about my almond tree. While I have pruned the tree every year, I have not pruned as directed. Two years ago I should have lopped off the smaller branches from the bottom.
This Spring I started with this....
And when I got the loppers out and started getting rid of unproductive branches and suckers, I ended up with this:
While I think it looks nice, it doesn't look like the hardy ones I see being shaken at harvest time. Maybe this Fall I should be more aggressive. I got rid of a bunch of branches, but I couldn't bring myself to cut any that are currently bearing fruit.