“Well Swif………..we finally made it to the big leagues. Remember back in late winter when I wrote the article ‘Ground Your Flighty Flock’ and you volunteered to have your flight feathers trimmed for the occasion. Well……..You and I are now the July/August FEATURE in Chickens Magazine. I’m pretty darn proud and I can tell that you are really stoked by the way you’re struttin’ around the backyard. I told you that the “trim” would be worth it.
What’s that??????????………..Hold all your calls?????? You want to schedule a pedicure at two after a light lunch with a couple of friends???????????? And…. you want more cracked corn before bedtime????????? Read the contract Swif. Read the contract! Now……get your butt back to work. The egg count has been a little light these days in the hen-house”.
Chickens Magazine is a great read and I urge you to pick up the latest issue if you haven’t already. It is chock-full or useful information for the backyard chicken enthusiast. You can find Chickens at your local checkout or via subscription.
Well…….as the picture shows…..the honey bees are here and I am stoked! Stoked like the memories of my childhood on Christmas morning when we waited for our parents to finally say we could come down stairs to see what Santa brought. It’s nice to feel that kind of excitement again.
I picked up my 2 colonies last weekend from a beekeeper I met a few years back. With nuc boxes secured and thousands of passengers in tow, we all headed down a country road to begin a new chapter in life. As we worked our way home, with windows down and a great “chill” cd on play; my mind drifted back to a favorite Van Morrison song titled Pagan Streams “….and we could dream, and keep bees and live on Honey Street”. I remember first hearing that song all the way back in 1991 and thinking that keeping honey bees would be really cool. I’m glad that day has arrived.
One Big Brother and a whole lot of sisters.
Washington cherries are now in your favorite grocery store and a sure sign that summer is on the way. Why not think about putting a few of these jars away for the Christmas and New Years celebrations. It will be here before you know it! CLICK HERE for an easy and great tasting recipe.