Monthly Archives: June 2012

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday – Summer Solstice

Lots of things use the sun as a clock – bees, for one.  And deer.  Lots of babies born this week – be careful behind the wheel!  If you see one deer, odds are there will be another bringing up … Continue reading

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Building the Electric Fence. Bears Beware.

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Friends. The Best Kind of Riches.

Bill and I went up to the farm on Sunday. Our mission: build an electric fence. Except neither of us, prior to Sunday, had even the slightest clue of how to do that. The sum total of my knowledge (being … Continue reading

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Things I Do In My Spare Time.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! 😉     😉     😉     😉     My sister and I were brought up in one of those Scottish-American households where there was  no such thing as “idle hands.”  We were, for a time, four generations under one roof.  The elder two generations were Old … Continue reading

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Words from Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson is one of my favorite American poets.  I share her love of nature, and have always found delight in the way she broke her subjects down into their most simple and pure forms. Plus, she penned some great lines about bees! From … Continue reading

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Queen-Sized Flower Fairy.

The last thing I did at the farm the other day was to wander out through one of the fields with a 1-lb. package of wildflower seeds, shaking them out here and there as I went.  My hope is that … Continue reading

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Bend From the Knee.

This past Saturday Bill and I started clearing out the debris from the site of my fabulous future bee yard.  My original plan was to construct a yard that was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep, but we scaled that … Continue reading

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday.

Bill went rummaging around in the back of the barn.  He finds something interesting, and calls me over.  It’s a wagon wheel.  Wouldn’t that look great on the family room wall?  But it’s attached to something.  We start moving debris … Continue reading

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Time Flies. I Am Tire-d.

Here it is, June 12th, and I’ve already owned the farm for three entire weeks.  It is frustrating being unable to come and go as I please, but the opportunity for unlimited access is now three weeks closer than it was before.  … Continue reading

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Local news article

Today, I leave you with a link: http://triboro.patch.com/articles/bloomingdale-resident-finds-her-passion-in-beekeeping This weekend I will start clearing out the spot for my Hardyston bee yard.

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