Blossoms on the fruit trees are keeping our bees busy. It’s time to think about scheduling a tour of the farm!
We’d love to show off our new babies, goat kids, lambs, bunnies and lots of chicks! Still waiting for calves, but it won’t be long. Our hoop house re model has proved successful with an extra early harvest of winter greens. This is my favorite time of year-planting seeds and looking forward to sprouting, growing and harvest!
We’ve already had our first tour, Cub Scout Pack 143 came by for a visit and learned about growing food. We welcome spring and hope you’ll consider a tour, it’s fun and free!
Our hive of bees and queen are Italian honey bees from California. We picked them up April 5th, but it was too late to release them until the next day. They appreciate a mist of water while they wait. They literally get dumped into the hive, but the queen had her own little box. She has several attendants inside the little box with her, but the other bees swarm to get her out by eating the plug, releasing her. Now the work begins!
All the honey combs made this summer will provide the bees with food over the winter, but next year…..honey!
This was the first spring or as we call it, pre CSA basket! We were able to have both a dozen chicken and a dozen duck eggs in it as well as chard, kale, fennel bulb with tops and a variety of radicchio!