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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ah, Mother Nature . . .

Daffodils at the Farm
January 27, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Yes it will . . . . no, it won't!

Well, that's the weather forecast for the past couple of days.  The possibility of snow and/or any type of freezing precipitation around here makes all the weather people crazy! 
But all that being said, we're getting a pass again.  Thank goodness.  It has been so dreary, cold and has rained more than you can even think about for the past couple of months. 
Now on to what's happening in my little corner of the world!  Mr. Ellis and I got together this past week.  It's been a busy time for him but he still has three hives of bees. We're already making plans to order packages in the spring.  I would like to have two hives again - they'll be down at the farm so a new experience all around. 
The little chickens are laying now - three eggs a day - well, really only two because Tiny's chicken lays in the coop and Lily goes in every morning and gets her egg before I can.  I've got to fix that situation - you know Lily is not hungry!
I have bought flower seeds already - cleomes (a dark pink), cosmos (pinks/whites and orange/yellows, Love Lies Bleeding, and some sunflowers
Okay - got to go.  That damn cat brought another mouse in the house and she and Lily are trying to catch it.  It's always something!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A New Beginning

Well, it's the end of 2018 and another year has flown by . . . I can't say I've done anything extraordinary - well I did go to England.
So on to 2019 and this is the plan - I'm moving to my Mother's home place.  After many, many years in this house, I will move back to the place where I grew up.  I am not a mover - I have lived within 50 miles of where I was born my entire life and have no plans to go further in my old age. 
With that said, I have a lot of work to do before I can move and even more after I move.
Another "blog" which I should have started months ago is in the works showing the change to the house and farm.  Yes, it's a small farm so I can have goats, a donkey, more chickens, bees and who knows what else. 
So the best to you and yours in 2019 and on to another chapter in my life.