One side of my head feels like it has a big bubble in it that I can’t hear through. The other ear is ringing. This is so disorienting.
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Basil, dill, and mesclun mix salad with almonds and parm sounds like heaven right now. Too bad no time for lunch.
Oh yeah, I get to put the hive back where I wanted it. Because the finished compost is still frozen to the ground and I can’t move it to start a new pile. So the new pile is going where the hive was. It’s warm, but there’s still ice in unexpected places.
To do today by 6:00 (yeah, right):
Clean house, Finish cleaning chicken coop, Finish weeding strawberry bed, Plant carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, etc…, Pick up dog poop, Start on goat pen, Rake pine needles & cones in front yard, Clean chick tub, What else am I forgetting?
Spring is my nemesis.
I set up the bee hive. Michael doesn’t like where it is. My second best option has been our catch-all spot. I started clearing out the junk and leftovers… But the burn barrel full of pine needles and cones, and a a sealed 50 gallon drum of who-knows-what that’s been there since we moved in, are frozen to the ground. If they don’t come free by the time the bees get here, I guess it’s staying put. So there.
I cleaned up my flower garden today. I think the cold killed my lavender and sage. We will see. But the goldenrod, valerian, calendula and hollyhocks are fine.
Ya know what I like best about Tumblr? People post little bits of themselves and you get to know them in a way that is both more complete because of personal notes and pictures that represent loves and interests that may not be readily expressed in a face to face setting, but also is a totally incomplete picture of the actual person. I have no idea what most of you look like really, or your mannerisms and vocal tics, habits… Or even if you are representing yourself honestly.
I met raintogreen yesterday and she was just as nice as I thought she would be. I felt like I knew her already from her posts and videos. We had milkshakes and a nice chat about our little endeavors, she very generously donated a hive to our tiny farm and told me all about her beekeeping experiences. I wish we lived closer so we could be better friends.
Sitting at the kitchen table. I feel the sun on my back through the window. It feels so very good.
It didn’t freeze last night… It DIDN’T freeze last night! This means with luck the ground will thaw enough to plant cool season crops soon. I would start more in the greenhouse, but it’s still not fully set up yet. But, soon. SOON! I am kinda freaking out. Spring needs to be now.
I just ordered bees for the hive I don’t have yet. I’ll be getting that set up after I pick it up from raintogreen on Sunday. That’s the real reason for our visit. The bees will come in April.
Now, if I am any good at this, my skincare products will have even more home-grown ingredients~ honey and bees wax!
Imma be a beekeeper, yo.
Oh hey guess what? I get to meet a fellow homesteady, farmy, tumblr gal on Sunday. Raintogreen and I are driving and meeting in the middle(ish) for lunch. I’m so excited!
The property has gotten to that place where if it isn’t frozen solid or still covered in snow, it’s a slimy poopy mess. Yay for thaw!
Last night my dude and I went out to dinner, walked around downtown during the First Friday art shows, saw a bunch of people I like but forgot existed, then went to a play.
My sister-in-law bought us the play tickets for Christmas. She has bought play tickets for Christmas for us for the last 5 years. They have mostly been bad. We left at intermission. It was a fun night even though the play was lame because we got to talk shit together, and that’s always a good time.