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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hanging Out with the Chickens

Missy loves the chickens but I think the chickens might have a love/hate relationship with her. I've seen them pecking at her and running at her in the yard - she can be really annoying. She likes to jump out and surprise them.
But doesn't she look mighty sweet and innocent.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bee Sting !!!!

A Wake County sheriff's deputy found himself in the middle of a swarm of bees this morning when he went to check on a report of a disabled truck. The truck was pulling a trailer load of bees (60 hives) from Mount Airy to Rocky Mount and broke down before dawn. When the sun rose and the bees became active, they began to fly around. The deputy (being pretty smart) got in his car and called for backup.
Jennifer Keller (NCSU Apiculture Dept) and some local beekeepers came to the rescue. They spritzed the bees with sugar water and coaxed many of them back into boxes to head down the road again.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Visitor

Last week we had a raccoon in the tree outside the fence. We have all kinds of visitors but I can't remember having a raccoon in the yard or seeing one that close. Lily tried her best to jump up the tree but it just didn't work.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I've been busy with Baby Boy.
It sure has been hot these past couple of weeks and my garden is just a mess but the zinnas continue with no help from me.
I've had lots more butterflys this year.