Gathering a swarm at our friend's apiary While the beginning of the season proved to be fairly rough, starting the year with only 5 of our original 8 hives, the spring has proven to be a lucrative time for our apiary. Aside from splitting one of our own hives, and being given any swarms produced … Continue reading BEES!!!!
We got more ducks. We had been wanting more ducks, and while one of our ducks is interested in laying her eggs in one spot, she does not seem very interested in sitting on them. I am keeping them in her nest to see if she needs to get to a certain number before she … Continue reading DUCKS!
Last year I bought a really nice nesting box for the chickens. It was metal, had ten boxes, and wooden roosting bars. It cost about $200 and I was really proud of it. So proud in fact, that I let the box sit against the battery house for whole year. Meanwhile the chickens have been … Continue reading The Chicken Nesting Boxes
I know, I know, didn't you do this LAST year? Why yes, we did do this last year. In fact, we spent $6,000 doing this last year. We paid a company to come out and plot in a new driveway. As part of the quote they were supposed to come out, create the driveway, place … Continue reading Finally, a new driveway!
I have a ton of post I have in queue... to write. They aren't actually written yet. I jut have pictures in my phone of posts I was going to make but...just haven't yet. Things here have been very busy a we are getting everything prepped to start the growing season. We completely redid the … Continue reading Catch up time!!
I don't want to jinx myself, but I think we may have come out of this with only one person getting sick. I have no clue how that happened. As of today my son is now cleared by the Health Department to come out of quarantine. I'm still nervous because he also tested positive again, … Continue reading Is it over?
The results came back yesterday. Both my 16yo and I so far are negative. While this is a huge relief, it still means that we have to continue to quarantine from each other for at least the next week. I am taking the 11yo to get retested today. Hopefully he will come back negative and … Continue reading Seizures … among other things
Our 11yo was exposed to COVID from Feb 17-19. We were informed of his exposure on the 23rd and had him tested on the 26th (7 days from his last exposure) with a positive result coming back the next day (the 27th). It is now a week since I had him tested. Everyone but the … Continue reading Day ???? Something or other
We have two medically fragile people in this house, my husband and my 11 year old disabled son. Chris has been a T1 diabetic for 25 years and has hypertension. My 11yo has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy with epilepsy. Due to his CP he has compromised lung function. This past year we have completely shut … Continue reading The COVID Curse
Tis the time of the year when the seeds can start being planted and the seedlings have sprouted. This year we are upping our quantities and we are moving them to a small low-tunnel greenhouse in the garden. In previous years the limiting factor 3for our seedlings has been the lack of light inside the … Continue reading Plants!