Spring feels just around the corner, and when I see bulbs just about to burst, I know it's true.
That means we don't have much time to get a lot done on the farm.
Adam's making plans to add boxes to his beehives and feed the bees. This year we will have the bees produce honey to sell. He'll use that money to buy hive frames (the big expense) so he can increase the number of hives next year.
|Maggie helps inflate the top ring using our shop vac.|
|Adam ran hose all the way from the back of the barn where the water butts are, into the pool.|
Adam is busy preparing all the beds that he'll need, once our seedlings are ready to be set outside. Today he put together a trellis (of sorts) for cucumbers, squash, and other vining veggies. He made it from an old metal frame he found on the back of the property. He attached some chicken wire to it.
We'll have high winds and perhaps tornadoes in the area this afternoon (Wednesday), so Adam is outside battening down the hatches, as they say. Tell me -- do we use the verb "batten" in any other context in our language other than "batten down the hatches"?
Thursday morning -- We survived the stormy weather and strong winds. The greenhouse is intact!
So glad to hear you survived that nasty weather.ReplyDelete
Things are looking good there.
The swimming pool is a great idea! Ha, last year, my mum gave me my Grandad's old 5 gallon honey-bottling bucket and we put it on some bricks so I could use it as a water butt and the wretched first gust of wind we got, it blew over and cracked! Your idea is much better! Oooh, peach tree- I hope it can find a mate. My Grandad had 2 in his front garden!xReplyDelete
Good preparations will make gardening easier when the time hits. So glad you survived all the high winds and tornadoes. Daffodils already? Awesome!ReplyDelete
Things looking good. We can't plant a garden around here until after Memorial Day.ReplyDelete
Goodness you all keep busy there!ReplyDelete