Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
What is this you ask? What is that in the snow? Only the most wonderful thing to a beekeeper, bee poop!!! We are having some warmer temps here in Connecticut. The bees were all out yesterday with a great need to have "cleansing flights". it has been a very cold and snowy winter here. I have been most worried about my bees. Yesterday, I came home from work, stepped out onto the deck with the dogs and then saw the most amazing thing, the bees flying about, the snow speckled with "bee poop" everywhere. With a month until the first day of Spring, I am encouraged that they will be okay. It has taken me 5 years to trouble shoot and figure out what is best for the bees. Hang on "girls", Spring is almost here!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This is "Belle"! She started it all on the farm. I was gifted her and 3 other sheep some years back and she is the matriarch of my "Babydoll" line. She is an Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep. I currently have 4 generations, with hopefully the 5th generation arriving next month.
She is a bit of a stinker though. She has taught all the others to begin hollering for their morning rations at 5:30 a.m. each day. Old Belle is going to be 12 this year and we hope she will slow down that nonsense but it seems she has taught the others to do the same! Always kind to the others and will often take on baby sitting the new lambs. Belle is retired from breeding and is enjoying just laying back except when it comes to breakfast!