Tag: homestead

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.

Back in Beesness!

We busted our butts and finished the bee structure just in time.

Hatch Day?

Today was supposed to be hatch day. We aren’t sure how much the failing incubator harmed the hatch. It is running cold. Nevertheless, we have three internal pips. I get excited every time I see a notification that there was movement, but it is… Continue Reading “Hatch Day?”


We are making progress on the bee structure. We got a couple of pieces put up yesterday between storms. Today are the joists. Joists looks funny, like it shouldn’t be a word. Asparagus count: 7