Oh Hap-BEE day!

What an amazing experience this afternoon! Today I had the pleasure of capturing and hiving my very first swarm of bees!  This couldn’t have come at a better time: on last inspection of H1, I had finally succumbed to the notion that they were in fact Queenless, and I was going to have to do another split.  … More Oh Hap-BEE day!

Drone Genocide

I apologize for the back-to-back bee posts, but it is that time of year!  So bee patient… I promise I will throw a bit more variety into the mix, next post. If you can recall, I did a split of H1 last month.  If you can’t recall, here is the link to –> Split – 21 … More Drone Genocide

Jinxed

Now I’ve gone and done it. I’ve jinxed my hens. After introducing our girls, doesn’t it gosh-darn figure that once I write about them in detail, they start getting picked off, one by one? Granted, we have lost five hens over the past three years to predators (six if you count the teenagers that chicken-napped … More Jinxed

Chicken Shit and Eggs

We started our chicken adventure in the spring of 2013. We bought six chicks, each member of the family picking out and naming their own. My husband and I tried reasoning with Alaina, the oldest. The scrawny little chick she picked out probably wouldn’t even make the truck ride home, we tried telling her.  It … More Chicken Shit and Eggs