My husband tells me I cannot go around catching bees one by one and putting them in my hives until I have enough. He sounds wrong, but I guess I’ll believe him.Continue reading “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”
The first part of the year always seems to drag on and on. Perhaps it is all of the bouts of false springs, or the lack of significant holiday celebration between New Years and Easter. Either way, I always find it hard to get through January until garden season. I know better than to buy flowers too early at the garden store, but I need them!
This year, I have discovered a few tasks and new hobbies that are intended to be completed in late winter that have helped ease the winter blues!Continue reading “Fighting the Winter Doldrums”
We are around the 30 day mark on weaning our first calf, and yesterday, we had to round up everyone else for pregnancy checks (more on that later). Since we only have one holding pen, everyone was reunited in the same space for a while.Continue reading “30 Days In”
Well, on the one hand, cows with spots are adorable. Think Texas Longhorns or British Whites (which I DESPERATELY want!). However, spotty cows are a problem. A few weeks ago, we noticed that one of our cows had rubbed off a lot of hair from under her jaw and on her neck.Continue reading “Spotty Cows”
December 30th, we separated SirLoin from the herd and he has been in the round pen (not so round any more) getting weaned.Continue reading “Weaning time!”
My daily devotional email subscription offered up the following this morning:
So trust in the LORD and do good. Live on your land and be dependable. – Psalm 37:3 ERVContinue reading “A word from Psalms”
I must say, this years leaf harvest is fantastic!
Well, okay, more like a bag. But I was still excited when a coworker brought me a paper bag full of hot peppers last week. And when I say hot, I mean my nose was singed just having them on my desk! She said that a local place had sent out a call for free peppers that were going to get frostbit and her family went and gathered and had plenty to share.Continue reading “A Pail of Peppers”
Sure, you get sniffly, your plants die, and your animals start acting possessed, but, the fall colors are fantastic and you get frost flowers!
National Weather Service has an awesome article on the perfect conditions for these beauties. Keep your eyes peeled this week, you may not see them for another year!
I went to Florida for a 3 day conference week before last, and apparently I missed fall in South Carolina while I was gone. The weather, it seems, has decided it is time for winter.Continue reading “Winter is…here.”