February

Honey Bees, Kiwi and a foot of snow!
Honey Bees, Kiwi and a foot of snow!
Soon to look like this.
Soon to look like this.

There seems to be no end to cold weather and to top it off we got a foot of snow today. It’s not that it is so bad but it has been a long winter and the motivation to plan for spring is tested by weather that keeps me indoors. Yet parsley is being sprouted and the plans for new plants are being transferred from my mind to paper. The honey bees are tucked away in the top bar hive and a second hive is under construction. Next up are plans to make some little homes for the mason bees that will be placed outside in another month. It is hard to believe but yes the temperature will go into the 40’s soon and the mason bees need to be a part of the landscape. The birds have slowed their intake of seed and they are not seen much these days. Especially now with a foot or more of snow in the backyard. I haven’t even seen any squirrels lately.

Looking back on my “January” post I have made some progress on the list I set to do but there is plenty more to to do in order to be properly prepared for spring. Next up once the bee homes are completed are plans to make some self watering containers for the deck. However, now there is snow and lots of it and it won’t last. So it is time to get the sleds and riding on some hills. We all have Olympic fever and need for speed must be met. Oh and Rat Dog on Tuesday will be a great way to prepare for seeing them at least two more times in the summer.

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