Winter Stores: 2nd Cutting

 

 

 

On August 26th, we harvested our 2nd cutting of hay.  Since our area experienced a drought, this cutting only yielded 166 hay bales. It’s hard to believe everywhere around us had rain and we did not. Right now, our sheep are still enjoying pasture so fingers crossed we have pasture for a while longer.

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Summer of Swarms: Video

Yesterday, we happened to see a swarm in process from one of our hives. We literally stood in the middle of the bee fury.

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Summer of Swarms

We optimistically purchased two nucs in April. Then the first swarm happened in May! Little did we know, it would become the Summer of Swarms.  So far, we have had five swarms. (Let’s hope that’s it for the season).

 

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Winding Yarn into Balls

Recently, I came across a gem of a video on  Kate Larson’s blog titled: Happiness Is: Winding Yarn into Balls.  I cannot wait to give it a whirl!

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Bee Garden

We created a beautiful garden for our bees including a waterfall. Of course,our bees prefer….the chicken’s waterer instead.

 

 

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A Revolution in Handspinning: An Animated Tale

I came across a short article in the Spring 2017 Spin-Off magazine titled: “Revolution’s Evolution” (pg. 16) featuring a stop action video by Andrea Love for Hansen’s Crafts depicting the history of handspinning.

Enjoy!

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New Peeps on the Block!

Our little peeps just turned four weeks old on June 30th. They are growing like weeds. Here’s the gang:

Gidget: Buff Orpington

Bea: Buff Orpington

Gertie:  Australorp

Bertie: Jersey Giant

 

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