Saturday, February 4, 2017

Feb. 4th Sun setting

Progression in only minutes.

I am standing in the snow on the West side of the pen.  Pokey on the left in the Northwest pen and Peachy on the right in the Southwest pen. 33 degrees Feb. 4, 2017, we are doing fine.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter observation of nests. 2017

This one of five photos I captured on Jan. 23, 2017. The camera shutter isn't opening completely as seen by the dark edges on top and side.
This nest appeared to be a sack hanging from branches, in the tree on the East side of our property.  It is also home to woodpeckers which have their nest in the tree trunk.
A squirrels nest appears large and secure on limb of trees.

In the common Lilac bush which is taller than I am.  Nest seems large but may be home to robins.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bee hive in November is found empty.

Old log cabin, Fairgrounds Park, BE

Took a walk on the day after Thanksgiving at the Fairgrounds on a bright day near 55 degrees.  The park trail was devoid of walkers.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall of 2016.

Here I am at Seppman Mill near Minneopa State Park in September.

A 8 yr old Dun named Peanut I purchased in March, 2016. I changed name to Peachie.
I tried to train her myself, it didn't work out.  Then a friend, after hearing of my "spill" offered to help.
Kathy trained her in 6 weeks into a cooperative riding horse.  She still needs trailer loading help.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Italian Bees, purchased April 2015, produced honey the first year. They are surviving this winter of 2016. 
Our first hive was purchased from a BeeKeeper/ mentor.
It did well, and the next hive will be obtained from local Fleet store.
The honey was distributed to area farmers and friends/relatives.  None of the honey has been sold.
I rendered the Wax, in February on our kitchen stove. Boiled water and put the Beeswax caps and comb in.  When it floated to the top, I skimmed it off and strained it through cheesecloth twice.
I will weigh and post the amounts and photos.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Look at that Glen Campbell, Wow, he is something!
His song "I won't remember you".  What a giant spirit!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The horse is a workout buddy!

Horse ownership and enjoyment makes for great and enjoyable exercise.
This is Niblet, named for the canned corn produced in Blue Earth, MN, on the farms in the neighborhood and canned at the processing plant in town.  Our first trail ride was at the Faribault County Fairgrounds located next to the Green Giant park.  Yes we have a statue of the Jolly Green Giant.
Niblet is a small quarter horse mare, about 14h 2in. with a beautiful bay color and one white right hind sock and a blaze.  Easy going under saddle, a bit head shy at the hitching post, takes the bit well and gives a smooth ride.  We are really going places!