Sunday, June 17, 2012

Herbs

I'm drying some herbs today. In the city I cut some fresh thyme, dill weed, dill seed, and sage. I am drying it all in one batch so hopefully everything doesn't taste like each other. Anybody else have more experience with drying a variety of herbs? Should I have split it in separate batches?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye...UPDATE

Tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, cabbage, beans, sugar snaps, horseradish, rhubarb, popcorn, luffas, grapes are producing..WOW...onions, garlic (just removed the garlic scapes), spaghetti squash, pumpkins, lettuce, radishes, cukes, pickles, herbs, peppers are all holding their own too!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Honey Bees are busy

So far so good with my beehive. Added the second level super recently for the bees honey. They should fill it up by winter and will live off the honey over winter. The bees had filled up about 80% of the first level. Now once they fill up this second level by 80% we will add a queen excluder and then our shallow honey super.

The bees are very active but are still eating the sugar syrup that I made...but I see them returning to the hive with their pollen sacks full! So I'm weaning them off the syrup.

I estimate there must be about 10,000 - 13,000 bees! WOW

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A WAGON FULL OF TURNIPS...

Makes the medicine go down...okay maybe not haha...but check out my turnip harvest! Excited to preserve them now!! Yum yum!!