Last week was a great garden party! There were a number of new folks (hello!) and so many wonderful links to flower gardens, vegetable gardens, information, inspiration, and recipes.
And did you get a chance to read the comments and see all the rhubarb recipe links that were left? I think I copied off a couple (or all…) and now I just need life to slow down a bit for me to have a bit more time to cook. Sigh. Next week I think I’ll try one. Or three.
Ready for some fun news from the AOC acre? We’ve got bees!
They are not our bees, though. I’m not up for the whole bee-suit-and-smoker-thing, but I’m happy to host them!
The two hives belong to my brother-in-law and he loves his bees. Seriously. When they were at his house, he would go and sit near the hives watching them for “relaxation.” Which makes it a little sad, then, that after my nephew got stung three times (the last resulting in a large lump) with the bees in their city backyard, they asked if they could move them out to our place.
They’re housed in our little 1/4-acre “pasture.” I think we need goats or something- gah, what a weedy mess. We pretty much don’t know what to do with this fenced area- it’s not big enough for an animal, but too big to mow regularly. And for goodness sakes, I don’t want anymore garden- I can barely keep up with what I’ve got.
I’m excited to have these little pollinatin’ buddies around our yard and gardens, though. I’ve not had much problem attracting bees- we’ve had great fruit and berry harvests in year’s past – but these guys are a for-sure thing. Do you think I’ll have even better harvests?
And you can’t get much more local honey than from your own property! I’m actually looking forward to seeing how my brother-in-law harvests the honey, because that will be a new experience for me.
Has anyone else added something new to the garden this week?