Spring has come to the woods.
Managed to get some peas planted in the garden last weekend...for the first time before MAY. Maybe we'll actually get some this year?? Planning to attack the cold frames and finish them today. We built the frame and got it filled last weekend (gravel, sand, soil), then I ran out of time. It is a block-buster weekend with a forecast full of sun! After I hit the publish button, I'll be out in the drive stripping those recycled hinges and giving the windows a coat of paint...
To Be Continued...
As for the girls.. well.. the hives didn't fair so well this winter. Despite having excellent honey stores we lost a lot of hives. Yesterday we installed two new packages of bees. Sweet Italian ladies all the way from Georgia. They faired excellent on their trip North! At least they won't be shocked by 40 degrees and rain today! Calling for sun and 80 degrees ~ just like "home"!!
We tucked everyone in last night for bed. I was so excited to see them!! There just isn't anything like the hum of the girls in the garden.
Ran out to the hives first thing this morning (in my PJ's with coffee, camera, laundry to hang, and chickens in tow..) to turn them out and welcome them! Captured the first girl leaving the hive just as her front feet lifted off.
Welcome to Pennsylvania girls!