Bee-utiful ~ Enjoying the fruit …

 

A busy bee from last summer...

We have been experiencing some unseasonably warm weather around here lately, right around  ~50 degrees!  March definitely came in like a lamb, now if it would just go out like one.  This weekend we had a whirlwind trip to Bozeman for State Shoot in which both Sawyer and Tori participated in air pistol and bow.  When we got back Saturday night all the snow (ice)  had magically disappeared and most of the mud had dried up!  (Wonderful news to a mommy of 7 suffering from cabin fever!)  After church on Sunday, Mark decided to investigate  his bee hive and see if we had any survivors.  He suited all up and about an hour later returned happily to report that there were lots of bees and brought back a lovely gift…

Honey!

Isn't it just bee-utiful!

Honeycomb....

Golden goodness...

 It smells absolutely heavenly and tastes even better~so when we wake up to mornings like this…

Snowy mornings...

  We are able to be a bit more patient in waiting for Spring.

 

Egg Count:

22 eggs today!

The chickens must be enjoying the warmer weather too.

Honeybees and Sunflowers….

With the cooler weather and the arrival of fall there are less and less flowers for the honeybees to gather from.  The sunflowers have been blooming in full force making it a favorite gathering place for the bees.

Bunches of bees...

Bunches of bees...

 

Honeybee and sunflower...

 

sunflower in sun

Going in for a landing...

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Nasturtium...

This pretty nasturtium was growing right there too...

 

 

Little sunflower...

Little sunflower...

 
beautiful sunflower
 
 
Back at home...

Back at the hive...

Goings On…

Our top bar hive is nearly full!

Our top bar hive is nearly full!

 

Another look...

Look at all the bees!

Look at the bee inside the wax filling it's little cavity...

Look at the bee inside the wax filling it's little cavity...

The bees are busy in the corn.  You can hear the loud chorus of buzzing going on all day here.

The bees are busy in the corn. You can hear the loud chorus of buzzing going on all day here.

Corn silk...

Corn silk...

We are getting a lot of pumpkins too!

We are getting a lot of pumpkins too!

The crabapple tree  is really loaded too!

The crab apple tree is really loaded too!

A bit of a surprise...

A bit of a surprise...

Lambs are weaned and looking great (Garrett renamed Black Licorice-Ghost)

Lambs are weaned and looking great (Garrett renamed Black Licorice-Ghost)

 

Beau

 

Blotch...

 

The kids named the new ram Blackfoot...

The kids named the new ram Blackfoot...

Friday Farm Daze…

Catching up on the past week…

 

Happy Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Boy

 

A strawberry!

A strawberry!

 

A calf shed turned chicken coop...

A calf shed turned chicken coop-hopefully fox proof!

 

Sawyer's corn is up! Now if the pheasant would stay away...

Sawyer's corn is up! Now if the pheasant would stay away...

Cloth Diapers on the line...

Cloth Diapers on the line...

Boys Bounty...

Boys Bounty...

Tranquility...

Tranquility...

Lettuce starts...

Lettuce starts...

Chicks growing...

Chicks growing...

Rhubarb starts *finally* popping!  One of those things that I thought we buried instead of planting...

Rhubarb starts *finally* popping! One of those things that I thought we buried instead of planting...

Bees building comb...

Bees building comb...

Blueberry blooms

Blueberry Blossoms...

Walking...

Walking...