Bees swarming! This is what was found one morning when we got the vineyard: After investigating on the internet, we found that this is what happens when there are two queens. One leaves taking her following with her to a temporary location. The queen is in the middle of all the honey bees for protection. Seven to ten scouts are then sent out to find a permanent location to build their hive. … [Read more...] about Bees Swarming
I have not introduced you to Sophie yet. She was a bit embarrassed about her "condition". But, that is all taken care of now and we have 3, beautiful tri-colored welsh pembroke corgi puppies. She had two males and one female last Saturday night very late. Needless to say, everyone here is so excited. Corgis were originally bred to be cattle dogs for herding. We do not have enough cows to "herd" … [Read more...] about Puppies!
You may have met Buttercup in an earlier post, but in order not to offend any of the other backyard animals - here are our chickens. Another large expenditure I noticed in the "Food" category of my budget book was eggs. I was buying at least one of the big boxes of eggs (15 dozen) at Sam's Club a month. That is 180 eggs per month, 6 eggs per day! The obvious question was, "would having our own … [Read more...] about Backyard Chickens
Is that Buttercup (our family milk cow) eating what is left of my tomatoes? LET HER HAVE THEM! Does she look a little sad? Only because she loves the ripe tomatoes and has nearly stripped the vines of them now. (We had 168 tomato plants in our garden.) As you can see from the picture, she has left the green ones and has not even touched the actual vines yet. We had a freeze last week and the … [Read more...] about Caught!
SHE sure does! I would like to introduce you all to our family milk cow, Buttercup. She is 3/4 Jersey and 1/4 Holstein. You may be thinking as you look at her....hamburgers, steaks, roast... But not Buttercup! She represents milk, yogurt, keifer, cheese, ice cream.... I posted earlier about analizing expenditures in my budget book. I realized that I was spending about $130 per month on dairy … [Read more...] about Got Milk?