Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Little Egg

This is the smallest egg I've ever seen. All seven hens laid today - the two eggs beside the little one are normal size - don't know what was going on with Miss Minnie or Ellie Mae (they lay the brown eggs) but they both looked fine tonight.

So we'll see what tomorrow brings . . . . .

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring at My House

Japanese Quince with a little bee working hard.

Hydrangea - getting a trim.

And with this warm weather, the camillas are just extraordinary.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Seed Scoop - March

The smallest seeds in the world weigh about 1/35,000,000 of an ounce. They come from orchids and float in the air like dust.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

7 Egg Day

It was rainy and messy this morning so the chickens stayed in their pen until lunch. I can't remember when I've gotten 7 eggs.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Garden Redo

Last summer I decided to enlarge my garden space. Of course, that meant moving the fence and making a couple of new beds. I got a small start in the fall and worked a little in the winter then nothing.

So Monday I started again - I'm so out of shape! The chickens were excited - fresh worms and no work involved.
This is a work in progress and I probably won't use all the beds this year. But I'm already looking forward to fresh tomatoes and squash.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Missy the Cat

Missy had surgery a couple of weeks ago - yep, she got fixed for lack of a better term. She's doing great and now no worries about a surprise family.
We've had lots of pets over the years. I was suprised one time with some little kitties and although they're cute - just like rabbits, they grow up and continue to multiply. And then we had to find them a good home which is difficult and heartbreaking cause you want to keep them all!

Please have your cat and/or dog spayed or neutered. There's so many places now that give vouchers and reduced rates. The SPCA is just one of many places.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dalmatian Fire Truck Quilt

I only needed to quilt and bind and it was a finish - this is another quilt that the top was finished and then it was just put aside. The backing was pieced - I didn't have enough of either fabric but both combined to make a cute backing.
This pattern is free and makes a quick and easy quilt.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quick Feeding

I opened the hives quickly yesterday around lunch to check on their baggie feeders. Neither hive had taken all their sugar syrup so I added one new bag to each hive. I'll check again next week when hopefully the weather will be warmer.
We're due for another round of a snowy mix. It got colder in the afternoon yesterday.

But the bees were working and bringing in pollen.