I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!
Let's start by enjoying this lovely photo I was able to get this morning. There were two bees on this sunflower, busily pollinating! A nice, cheerful burst of sunshine. I feel like I need it right now. I had intended to use my mother's car to run some errands in town today, just to get … Continue reading Appreciate the beeauty
Last spring, we picked up a bug hotel, to encourage the local pollinators. The top has slots for butterflies, the sides have bamboo tubes, and the middle has pieces of wood cut in such a way that, stacked together, they create holes. These were for native bees, such as mason bees, which do not build … Continue reading Follow up: bug hotel
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
The trees are starting to put out their leaves, which means the pollinators will be out soon. Time to put up the mason bee hive we picked up a while back. We decided to place it near the crab apple trees, since that's where the most flowers are soon going to be. That meant attaching … Continue reading Mason bee hive set up