The last couple of days/nights have been cold! Cold! On Monday morning, though it was rainy, muddy, and near 50; the forecast told of an arctic blast that would put the windchill well below 0 degrees that same night. The pending situation had me very concerned for our four beehives that we hoped to, successfully, winter over. I had about 14 hay bales that I stacked up on the northwest side of the hives to provide a wind break…a reasonable gesture but it was clear that it was an inadequate one. I purchased a roll of insulation and bungees and wrapped the hives. The rush job was completed as the temperature plummeted, the rain turned to snow showers, and the wind picked up. We are looking forward to a sunny 50 degree day so we can see if they made it through. We never insulated our hives before but are considering to start making it a practice. If they are just a bit warmer, they will require a bit less of their precious resources to generate sufficient heat, and they might have a better chance of getting through a winter. Good luck, Ladies!
StellaLou Pics On Instagram!
@streetroad_artistsspace is a fantastic host for our beehives. Thank you for allowing this abundance of #wildflowers to grow! They are providing the #pollen and nectar that will help the bees through the winter. I had blocked their entrance for ten minutes to do a mite treatment and they left a little pile of pollen at the door so they could get more! #asters #goldenrod
Instagram Pics from The Coop!
A lovely afternoon of harvesting our #glassgemcorn and pulling back the husks to dry them. We will be processing this into cornmeal once we get them fully dry. . . . I could look at these for hours. So much color inspiration! 😍❤️😍 . . . #colorinspiration #makesomethingeveryday #makefood #damnnatureyoupretty #gardencolors #corn #cornmeal #cornharvest #organicgardening #gardening #homestead #homesteading #chestercountypa #stellaloufarm #nofilter
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- Renewable Energy: Learn about the Dragon! January 24, 2014