Thursday, March 20, 2014
Mid Week Update
Aside from the continued work on the new bee hives I finally managed to find a cat-proof seedling arrangement around here. I built cages for our seedling trays or really boxes I guess with wire mesh on top so the one cat we have who cannot resist the little seedlings can't get to them.
The other cats could basically care less about the seedlings and find laying on them to be uncomfortable but this one Pain-in-the-posterior cat just chews em up and lays on em and digs in em. So I spent most of one day building the cat-proof boxes.
I also got this router-stuff figured today and made the grooves for two more bottoms this morning that I hope to finish this afternoon after I go feed my bees. I was wondering if I would ever get a nice smooth groove cut but I finally managed it. Next thing ya know I am gonna be routering all over the place.
That's about it so far. The rain we got the other night means it will be at least another day before I can think about tilling the garden and the wood chip pile is still frozen inside. We are getting down below freezing still most every night but the days have mostly been nice the last week or so.
I had an on site visit with another local Small-Holder who has a small orchard, grapes and blackberry patches who asked if I could begin keeping some bees on his place this morning. He wants to talk it over with his neighbor since the spot he wants the bees placed in is near his neighbor's out building but looks like I will be opening up another small bee yard soon. I was actually thinking I needed to look for another location if I was going to grow to 20+ hives this year so it works out.
If his neighbor says yes then I will need to get a hive over there before the first of April....
Growth growth growth!!!
Anyway off to feed my bees more to come this evening...
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!