It was 70 degrees Fahrenheit in northern Virginia today the Saturday before Christmas 2013. It is supposed to be 70 and rainy all day tomorrow through Monday and the bees were out and active and I was too as a good check inside the hive revealed their shallow stores for the remaining winter. They had already plowed through the frame
Actually it’s not possible to build a hugel bed in such a short time especially the way I do it. However, putting this video together was fun and you can see in a brief span of time the effort and resources required to get started on a fine garden bed that will last for years and years.
The video for today’s episode presents the thrive hive which is the sole remaining bee colony on my property. This colony has remained strong from the time it was placed in the top bar hive in April 2013. It was doing so well that I took three top bars full of brood (bee larvae and pupae), pollen and honey in
ChrisMartenson warns (The Periphery Is Failing) that there are only a couple of weeks or a couple of months left until the fat lady sings. That will mark the end of the continuous credit supply world banks have been providing to keep the party going. It’s an ominous scenario he presents and one not to be ignored. It also needs
Today video depicts a few months of the growth of one patch of sunflowers I have growing. There are dozens of sunflowers growing this year and the big ones were started in indoor back in April. The patch depicted today however was grown from just planting the seeds in a small 2 foot square patch of ground in the front.
Being prepared allows for the better thigns in life. Good planning leads to great results. Thus, I am still reeling from the Peach Music Festival but rolling along and doing my chores. It’s easy to get lost in all the good things going but it doesn’t hurt to prepare for bad times too. This past episode is a real useful
The grapple over the grapes continues as my initial lathering of the beetles in Surround WP did not eradicate these evil creatures from my 9 grape plants. This video begins with my attempt to control the beetles with a mixture of neem oil and a little dish soap. The neem oil is to make them slippery and confused while the
These heady days of summer have been some of the best ever. It’s important to note that some of the best times so far would not have occurred without planning for them in advance. Case in point, make plans to go to the All Good Music Festival. Now this music festival was something that I had been thinking about or