Thursday, March 10, 2016
March's Orders = April's Arrivals
March always brings with it a flurry of planning activity. Just seeing the spinach begin to grow in the cold frame sparks garden fever. The seed and chick orders are finalized and placed, and bee packages have been ordered. As March is for planning, April will be for arrivals. With Sidney's growing passion for cooking she took a special interest in the seed selection this year so that we could grow what is most tempting her culinary appetite.
Sadly, we lost our hive, so this week we harvested all of the remaining honey stores. It left us with just over 2 gallons of fresh honey to use for the next year, which is a sweet reward for a sad outcome. Such is the circle of life, that teaches us unending appreciation for all of the hard work our busy bees do in helping our garden grow.