News from around the farm
Taken after an evening storm on Tuesday, May 26th
After a week of no internet, I'm finally up and running again! Woo hoo! I received a new DSL modem today from the phone company to replace the old one that quit working. It's been tough not to be able to visit all my blog friends, but so much has been going on around here the last week I've hardly had time to dwell on it for too long. Hubby has been off from work this week and we've been busy building animal housing again, this time for the two newest residents of the farm....
I bring you-
These sweet little Boer-crossed goats took up residence here just a few days ago, and have already been keeping us entertained with their funny antics. They are brother and sister twins- Elvis has been fixed so he is very calm, but Priscilla (with the blue collar on) is very rambunctious and at times, pesky. She untied Hubby's nail apron while he was working on their little house and carried his hammer away on several occasions, too.
Dad came by this weekend to help us check our hives and said we were ready for hive #1 to have another "brood box" added, which simply means the queen is doing her job laying eggs and the hive is growing rapidly. (All good signs.) Hive #2 is a little slower and fewer in number, but Dad says they are coming along and will do just fine.
Here is a short little video I took of Hive #1 and thought it was interesting- these are the young worker bees cleaning the "flight deck" of the hive. if you watch very closely and focus on one bee at a time, you will see them going back and forth, back and forth- almost like they're mopping the floor!
And as usual, some news around here is OLD news..... and getting OLDER every day.