Last week Morgan and Kayelan visited the bee yard with Lizz when she went out to do her regular check-in of the hives. Here they are looking at a frame of honeycomb from Lizz’ top bar hive. They also checked on the two farm hives and all the bees are doing well and thriving.
The past week has also brought an increase in the amount of seed harvesting ready to be done. This is the time of year when ripening seed keeps Chris busy, busy, busy. The seed in the forefront is sea kale.
My garlic harvest is all cured now and waiting for me to make time to cut off the dried stems and put it into shallow baskets for storage through the winter. It was an exceptional year for my garlic crop and I’m very pleased with the yield.
Last weekend we went for a hike with our friends James and Michelle to the Cowboy Cabin. This is an old homestead cabin from days long ago that is near to us and a beautiful hike. The cabin is well-kept and still has furnishings inside. Great fun.
This is a rock squirrel and they always show up mid to late summer, usually to forage pears from our fruit trees, There aren’t many pears this year, but this critter isn’t daunted by that news. He’s decided sunflowers from the birdfeeders will work nicely in place of pears. He comes across the road from a neighbors barn, fills his cheeks with as much as he can and then scurries back to the barn, no doubt to stash his loot towards a winter stockpile. He’s fun to watch, even if he is greedy about taking too much.