Bees are great ones for sleeping in. Only the scouts were out and about in this early morning shot. But once the worker bees get the message this will be a busy plate later in the day. As the demand grows I will put out greater quantities of sugar water.
Daisy, Queenie and this years Bobby LOVE their new dining car. The Bobby’s face is wet because I wash their faces in the morning to keep the flies off their eyes. The joys of having only a few cows.
I promised I would show you the bee’s water bowl . It is under a barely dripping tap and is full of bricks. So the bees get to lap up the water (which they carry back to the hive in little bags attached to their legs) without falling into the bowl. Please ignore any leaf that looks autumnal – it is a figment of your imagination!
Pigeon Pie anyone!?
This little sequence needs no introduction. I know I am raising these piglets for meat for the families but it will be happy meat! I see no reason why animals raised for the table cannot have a good life too!
Last night it rained and rained all through the night. In fact we got one and a half inches of rain. It is just lovely. I was out in my nightie and gumboots making sure the broiler chicks were dry, it was so warm. I did not want to come back in. Just delicious. I had to close all the French doors on my way back to bed but they have all stood open night and day for weeks now and there were boots and mats and pots of plants to move. Funny how we settle into a long stretch of hot summer weather wishing for rain then are caught unprepared when it actually does rain.
Everything will grow today. It is still warm. The forecast says low 80’s today so it will be perfect weeding and harvesting weather.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Love your friend on the farm, celi