Sunday, August 26, 2012
The end of August signals second cut hay and the need to store up for the winter ahead. We save the money from the sale of the lambs just for our winter supply. This year we have a helper, our son Timmy!
Friday, August 17, 2012
and this guy, I think he might be the rooster! Always in my face and right up front wanting to know what I am doing...
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Over the summer I have been collecting bee pollen from one of my hives that has a pollen trap. There is not much on the how to's to do this so I have asked other beekeepers for tips.
The health benefits for bee pollen are incredible, as well as bee pollen containing vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. It comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees. However, I found out why it is hard to find and expensive too! The two jars I have harvested in the picture to the right took me an hour of painstaking picking and cleaning through the pollen! The bees also deposit all kinds of other things in there too!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Raw and natural just the way the bees and nature intended it! I am so proud of my honey harvest and give great thanks to these little creatures who work so hard for us!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Out of the 26 baby chicks we rescued last week, we were able to save 16 of them. Five days in a shipping box was very hard on them and I am so thankful that they called us.