Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Made it through the winter.  I am prepping for a split of the hive, so we have two hives again.  Hoping one of these years not to have to buy anymore bees again and do all my own splitting and maybe sell nucs.  But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves!!  Let's just start with what we have and what we're doing!

Avalon is alive and well.  So, if anyone is interested in a share, let me know by the end of May!

Here are some pics of the girls:

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I guess Troy's in the limelight this week.  You say the blog's getting boring and then it gets filled with Troy's antics!

This morning, he woke me up barking and howling and huffing and puffing.  So, I roll over, thinking the rooster is tormenting him again.  After a few minutes, I get up to check things out and see a fox run through the yard chasing a white chicken.  Damn foxes.  So, I run out in the my socks to let the dog out who can't get by the maze of fences around the chicken coop...but he manages and takes off after Mr. Fox (who is probably a Ms. Fox).

The the silly rooster crows like he's got something to crow about.  What a...a...umm....jack...anyway.

I think the hen is gone.  She's no where to be seen.  Troy comes home huffing and puffing (and maybe he lost a few pounds out there too) and heads back to him home, so I think he's tired.  Nope.  He gently flushes out the little hen, who smartly hid in the dog's kennel.  Then he comes to me to get petted and loved and rewarded with a little bit if Paul's corned beef from yesterday (guess those pounds Troy lost in the woods are coming right back).

Oh, and the silly little hen decides she's had enough, she's gonna run away.  So, I had to go get her from the woods and carry her back home to the barn.  I put her next to Burt and told him she's alive because of Troy, so he'd better stop harassing Troy.  But he's not listening.  He gave me and Troy a dirty look and is now crowing away as if he chased the fox away.  Stupid Rooster.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Troy and the Vet

Took Troy to the vet yesterday for his not so annual visit.

He now weighs 165 pounds!  Eek.  And does a little better getting in the car and going in to the office.  Though he did offer up a nice, fresh poo sample that got scared out of him in the doggy waiting room.  Poor Troy.

But he's all up to date and his labs all came back good.  He's one happy and healthy dog!!

Happy St Patty's Day All!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Pictures

Winter is finally here:

we are so lucky...this is Home!!

Puppy enjoys the Snow:

Troy's new Wilco Collar:

Oh...and me: