We have one bee hive on our property owned by a local beekeeper. The bees had outgrown their hive and decided to swarm. Luckily they only traveled about 30 ft. to our plum tree, where he was able to gather them back up.
What was left of his hive after the great divide.
We finally had a long enough break in the weather, that my Mom was able to get the large garden planted. These are all plants that we grew from heirloom seeds.
My Mom weeding the Provider beans.
Sucrine Du Berry squash popping out of the earth.
Winter Dickenson squash. The variety of squash that is grown for canned pumpkin.
The blood orange tree has grown quite the sucker. Just another thing to go on the to do list.
The Tufted Buff geese hatched out a new gosling. Here they are proudly hissing at me from the wood pen.
My foe (Star Jasmine). It grows on the fence in our front yard. Although its pretty, I am horribly allergic to it. I would really hate for something to happen to it. Resulting in an untimely death : )
Can you spot the finch. I have been trying for a year to get a picture of a Bush Tit. They are soooo tiny and fast. They flit around the yard picking bugs off of the plants and trees. You can always hear them as they tweet around the yard, but trying to get a picture is practically impossible.
Lula Bell. Yes I named the tractor. Isn't she cute.
A couple weeks ago I found a suprise in a box on my bedroom floor. I guess my Mom just couldn't resist.
I named him Emmet after the character on Keeping Up Appearances, because he is terrified of us. Poor little guy. I hope I can win him over with comfrey and parsley. He detests oranges.
Last week my Mom and I, checked out a new local thrift store. Thrifting is my most favorite type of shopping. hehe