Month: April 2021

The Talented Husband

The husband took some pictures of our bees. He’s better than I am.

Bees Are Buzzing

Fed the bees today. They made it through the cold snap.

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Well, we made a decision to try to sell our wares at the farmers’ market. We don’t want to commit to every week, but we have sufficient excess that we can try to sell. The first thing we had to do was get a… Continue Reading “This Little Piggy Went to Market”

More Beekeeping at Night

No pictures yet, but we had another patented Goad Farm project at night/trying to beat a storm/locusts/frogs etc.

Bees and Apple Trees

Our apple trees are in bloom and the bees are loving it!

Chicken Time

Yesterday was a blowy, rainy, yucky day. But it warmed up and cleared up in the evening. We had a busy day indoors, so it was nice to go and sit with the chickens.

Releasing the Queen

On Wednesday we released the queen from her box. It’s amazing to me the difference in how we interact with the bees between the first year and this year. The first year we started at panicked, and it went downhill from there. This year,… Continue Reading “Releasing the Queen”

Kitchen Garden Update

So the hydroponics proved to be too much of an attractive nuisance for the kittens. I will try again with better security. But the kitchen garden is going well. The cats occasionally try to eat the leaves of the kohlrabi, but they leave the… Continue Reading “Kitchen Garden Update”

They’re Here!

Got a call bright and early this morning that our chicks were at the post office. Very early. And I’m suffering the effects of dose two of the vaccine. But there’s a coffee shop, so I can get some energy.

Well, Crud

So now that we have the bees settled, it is on to the birds. The hatch was a fail. Nothing hatched. At 25 days, I finally gave up and dumped the remaining eggs.