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Long over due update! We added livestock (and poultry)!

It is hard to believe I am so far behind on my blog posts.Spring is a busy time on the homestead, especially a first spring!Two and a half inches of rain last night in about a two hour period has given me some time this morning to write as it is too wet to get much done!So much has happened in the last two months, I will probably on touch on most of it in an attempt keep this post readable! First, we lost our bee hive from last year, the bees ate the stores in the middle of the hive, all the way to the top, but did not eat the outermost combs.From the looks of it they ended up starving themselves out because they moved too far from the edges for them to reach them with the cold weather.We were able to salvage about 15 lbs of honey and a pound or so of wax out of the dead hive. We also managed to harvest a couple containers of virgin honey comb.


I left quite a bit of the empty comb in the hive in order to help this next batch of bees get started.We did restock the hive along with a sec…