Month: April 2015

Spring Hive Inspection

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Ahhh, spring has arrived!  Flowers are starting to open up, trees are budding, and the bees are buzzing!  A few weeks ago we went out to our only surviving hive and removed the insulated cover and sugar feeder remains (mountain…

Wing Clipping

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“Dang, foiled again.” …is probably what my hens are muttering today.  Three of them were letting themselves in and out of the chicken run every day by flying over the gate.  I guess the grass really is greener on the…

Spill-proof Chicken Waterer

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If you have any experience at all with raising chicks in a brooder, you are probably familiar with the messes the little darlings make — spilled food, spilled water, dust everywhere, etc.  I don’t claim to have all the solutions,…

New Camera! And Homemade Chocolate Shell Topping

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After posting a teaser about this announcement on Facebook a couple weeks ago, we spiraled into a series of technical difficulties that delayed this post for WAY too long.  I probably grew a few extra gray hairs, too.  Anyhow, I’m…