While doing my morning rounds, I decided to check the sunflowers and, sure enough, the bee I saw yesterday was still there! I did confirm that it's still alive; when I brushed a finger near it, a single, pollen covered back leg lifted up to warn me away! It's simply too cold and wet for … Continue reading Sleepy bee is still there!
Awww... I found a snoozy bee this morning! The Re-Farmer
I got to see all sorts of adorable things this morning. Starting with these guys! They were very rambunctious this morning. 🙂 The girls have informed me that the calico that looks like Cabbages has been named Broccoli. The tabby twins have also been named, but I forget them right now. The fourth kitten, sharing … Continue reading Cute fuzzy things in the morning
We've got some lovely flowers blooming in one of my mother's flower beds. This flower bed has lilies, roses and a current bush my mother had planted. These flowers are mixed together with another type, and are the first to start blooming. When these are done, the others will start blooming. I don't think either … Continue reading Pretty blooms
While going through tripod photos of the feeding station, I found a bunch from the spring that never got shared. So, for the next while, while it's cold outside, I will be posting pictures from May and June! A monarch butterfly, enjoying some fragrant lilacs.
The first seed head to blossom is already losing its little flowers! I think I should be able to harvest it and set it to dry at this point; at least that's what I've learned from my research. But would the seeds normally be this white? I think I'll leave it a bit longer. So … Continue reading Sunflowers progress
This evening, I found a friend. He is a good friend! I love how the colours on the dragonfly's body matches the grapes. The Re-Farmer
The winds picked up well before the blizzard hit, and the pool noodle bumpers I'd made for the main gate were being blown away. On my way in and out, I grabbed them and quickly tossed them into the van. As my daughters and I were heading out together, they noted the pieces in the … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Bee-ootiful
Insects count as critters, right? While walking the beach not long ago, there were a surprising number of lady beetles all over. So many, in fact, in some places, it was impossible not to step on any. I also saw a couple of these guys... At first, I thought this one was dead. Especially when … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: on the beach
My daughter removed this from the sun room. This is a Bald Faced Hornet. Which isn't actually a hornet, but a type of Yellow Jacket Wasp. Our Chinese Elm are just buzzing with these guys. Typically, they are high up and, if we leave them alone, they'll leave us alone. One got into the sun … Continue reading Bonus Critter: watch out!