Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
My commute involves a train again. And time to draw. Something I haven't taken time to do in a while. It's nice to have that time built into your day. So here is the first in a new series of wobbly train drawings.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The book is called The Adventures of Coyote Jack and Bucket.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Since then they have started laying eggs and the swarm is growing! We took 12 frames of honey from the two healthy hives (we're going to let the swarm keep what little they make this year.) We took more frames last year but the frames we took this year were much more full.
We took the frames home and extracted them that night. It only took about 3.5 hours this time. We're getting better at it! We ended up with about 3.5 gallons. It's less than last year, but we did two harvests last year, too. We'll see how things go over the next month. Maybe we can get another harvest in this year.
The honey is different than last year. It's more mild. Last year we started at a berry farm then ended up next to a large clover field. We left the hives next to that clover field again, but this year they planted potatoes instead. Too bad. There was a field of red clover about a mile away that must have added to out honey, and of course the wild blackberries, which are a given in this area.
We look forward to a good year of cherry tomatoes in the garden and the delicious salsa that comes from that!