Seed Starting Time!

7 Feb

We got the broccoli seeds started this week. We’re going to be at a family reunion at a critical period during the seedling starting process, so Angie’s mom has kindly volunteered to start our tomatoes and bell peppers. We’ll be … Read More »

Buried Bees

1 Feb

Snow is one factor to consider in designing a hive stand. My bee hives that are on lower stands got half-buried in the snow. The ones on higher stands didn’t get buried, but the entrances did get blocked. My hives … Read More »

Chicken Poop

19 Jan

We must be doing something wrong. Prior to getting the chickens, I consumed a wealth of information about chicken husbandry from that infallible source of truth and knowledge, the internet. Some of the information was silly (Chicken sweaters? Really?). Some … Read More »

The Flow Hive

16 Jan

I realize there is a lot of strong feeling about the Flow Hive ( invented and marketed by Australian beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson, but a number of friends have asked my views on the product and so I will … Read More »