Cover Reveal

Well, this is one time when I hope a book isĀ judged by its cover.

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Coming soon.

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The Good and the Bad

First, the good.

We’ve added another kid to the herd, and she’s a beauty.

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The weather has been spectacular. It’s a gorgeous time of year here.

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Now, the bad.

Yellowjackets invaded our honeybee hive, ate all the brood and killed or ran off our bees.

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This is not only sad, but terribly disappointing. After all the trouble we’ve had keeping bees the past few years we finally had a strong healthy hive. We extracted awesome honey just a couple of weeks ago.

Doubly frustrating is how ecologically inefficient this is. Only the yellowjacket queen survives the winter. All those robbing murdering yellowjackets will soon be dead, and the bees they killed would’ve survived the winter. Sigh.

At this point I doubt we’ll try bees again.

To end on a positive note, our gardens are still flush with veggies and, with or without honeybees, our cup is running over.

 

 

Kidding Season

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Actually, this is one of our Cream Legbar roosters. He has nothing to do with kidding season. I just thought y’all might enjoy seeing him.

It’s always great to have new kids on the farm. This is an especially nice time of year for them to arrive.

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So…

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Some more babies arrived.

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We extracted honey.

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The gardens are giving us goodies.

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And the leaves changed.

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