A few days ago, I put up some pictures of a small tree and the unique way it was budding out. I went back out there today to check on it. I believe it is a Shellbark Hickory. I know it is a Hickory for sure. Here is a link that shows pictures of the terminal bud of a Shellbark Hickory and that is exactly how this one looked.
I also took another picture of the Oak leaves forming. They are so tiny and perfect. Who could deny a Creator while seeing something like this.
Buttercup is due to calve today. I have been out to check on her twice. Her udder is HUGE and she has some beginning signs. I will try to get some pictures and keep you posted.