Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring split

So I opened up the yellow hive (which was a new hive last year, created from a split off of my first hive, and which has been BUSTLING ever since it was created) last weekend…. Ho. Ly.  Crap.  This more … Continue reading

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What’s blooming in the greenhouse – March 21

Most of the flowers that were blooming in the greenhouse a couple of weeks ago are still in bloom, but there are a few new things blooming. Dendrobium Andree Millar (atroviolaceum x convolutum)

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The farm in photos: March 11-17

Happy Spring!  Things are really gearing up here: the wild plums are already pretty much done blooming, the apples have started to bloom, early-spring crops are growing fast, and the weather is fabulous.  Here are a few pictures from the … Continue reading

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Planting potatoes

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, and I decided to celebrate in true style by planting this year’s first crop of potatoes.  Why, you might ask, would I plant potatoes when I can get them incredibly cheap at the store?  Well, … Continue reading

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Disaster in the hive

I’ve been noticing for awhile now that one of my bee hives, the original one I got two springs ago, has been seeming rather weak.  There has been activity at the hive entrance, bees coming and going and bringing in … Continue reading

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What’s blooming in the greenhouse – March 3

There is a TON of stuff blooming in the greenhouse right now!

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The farm in pictures: week of Feb 23 – Mar 2

A lovely cyclamen popping its head up

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