Sunday, July 10, 2016

Indoor Beehive


This is the tube connecting the indoor hive with the outdoors.


Here's where we put the jar of sugar water.


The is the flow frame, before they started sealing between the cells.


This one is from yesterday, they are completely covering the flow frame.


This is the back of the hive. Since there is more of a gap on that side, they are building extra cells. 


Up close your can see the cells.


They are evry

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Moving a Barn

Yep, we moved barn a barn.










Friday, May 6, 2016

Eggsplosion!

Boy do we have eggs. I hope I have enough cartons!


Meanwhile, Mother Duck is sitting on a pile of them. 






Stromberg Carlson Telephone

Can you hear me now? The Stromber Carlson Telephone has a new home at the cabin. 
A couple of weeks ago, the farmer and I were in Florida to visit family. We spent the weekend at my parents house and worked on a couple of projects. One project was to replace the big gate that closes the driveway to the motor home parking spot. 

Big job, but looked very nice when done, as you can see. 


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring is in the Air!!!


The grass is green, fancy cars are blue!

This is Tim's new obsession. I'm waiting to see if he gives her a name.

I also got to work on the garden this weekend.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Snow!

So we got out share of snow this year. I even got to try my new sled when the state troopers closed our road.

Here is. Panoramic shot as I was walking back from the buck pen



If you look close you can see the snow falling.


This kid and a tractor? Big smiles getting to sit on Papa's tractor.


Andy working on his new shed.


And my car just turned 100,000 miles! And still running great!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Well January certainly wizzed by.  We got decorations down - lights and all, and started preparing for kids to arrive. Boy did they start arriving.  We had one doe after another go into labor, by MLK day, we were knee deep, and still they kept coming.  We had to assist in quite a few of the births this year.  Cheyenne had quads again and the first one presented with 2 hooves out and head back.  I ended up pushing the baby back in and sliding my hand in to reposition the head so the nose came out with the feet.  The next one was breech, and tried to come out hock first.  Pushed him back in and grabbed hooves.  After the first two, the other two slipped on out.  Next up was Buttercup, she had a great big doeling.  Seems like the singletons are always big.  First out were hooves and a tongue. I had to help pull that one out she was so big.  Then came Bambi. That was an accidental breeding.  She was a spring kid and should not have been bred.  Knew it would be a struggle, and it was.  For the first time I had to use an OB snare, I just could not get a grip on the hooves.  Pulled like crazy until the head delivered. I'll never let that happen again.  We let Bambi keep her little doelng for three days, until we saw how nursing that giant kid was affecting her body condition.  So Bambi went back out with the herd and went back to being a kid.

So that's how we ended up with 21 kids in the nursery!
We also got another project finished over the holidays, and got the roof on over the weekend.  We have a nice little overhang that protects the glass doors.