I'm picking up the bees tomorrow!! Someone asked if I'm scared. If I were scared I wouldn't be acquiring 40,000 bees. Nor am I excited - getting bees isn't like getting a puppy. There will be no bonding and likely very few photos. I'm interested, and proud to be doing my part to help the ecosystem. Hopefully the weather will be decent. It's good timing - the trees decided to bloom this week (helped, I'm sure, by a few days of temps above 80F) so there's plenty of food.
Lovely Ila taught me how to blend colors this week, so now I have a ball of roving I really must take a photo of. I call it Ballyhoo Sunset, and it's for sale if anyone's interested. Otherwise I'll work it myself.
Ila also found all the birds I could ever need for the farm! And just in time, too - the chicken coop is nearly finished and the duck house just needs to have the ramp/door screwed on! Next weekend we'll be getting 6 turkeys, 4 ducks, and 20 chickens. Look on the homepage for eggs!
Champagne got into a bag of garbage and we're not sure whether or not she ingested any d-Con, so she's on activated charcoal for a few days. The upside is, charcoal cures "flatus and gas", so she'll be more pleasant to be around!
During the rainy days I've been working on a signpost for the garden. As soon as the rain settles the dirt in the beds I'll refill and begin planting.
Finally, here are some photos of Bullet from Wampa Stomp's Shearing Day! Chuck and Ila hosted a great educational experience with lots of hands-on fun for all ages!