Monthly Archives: June 2012

honeybees and woodchips?

We had a chipping crew come out about a month ago and help us process some of the trees and branches that we have had to take down and clear out in preparation for the coming construction season. Once they … Continue reading

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A newt in the orchard

Went out to check on the orchard today after the very rare summer rain and came across this little fellow: While we have many fence lizards that call the orchard their home, a handful of 5-lined skinks and even a … Continue reading

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Water chestnuts – June Update

The water chestnuts are still growing! I have not had a chance to set up their grow-basket in the 12′ round pool, but with the help of my 3 boys a couple weekends ago, I was able to set up … Continue reading

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Starting up the honeybee hives

Our five hives are now installed and busy with bees. On May 22nd, I picked up my five 5 frame nucleus hives (nuc’s)from a local apiary that raises it’s own queens and nuc’s without any chemical treatments. The nuc’s were … Continue reading

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