Hanging out with the honey bees. Three colonies of four are still with me now. Not sure if they will make the winter; will be feeding for next while to help them keep their honey for winter. Did you hear? Maybe a true cause of ‘colony collapse’: read more here.
Progress on the expanded greenhouse! The final roof panel and hardware arrived today, so hopefully in the next few days that element will be done. Contrast the former, old roof materials on the left with the new twin-wall polycarb on the right—can we say improved light transmission!?!
The side of the barn features a newly graded gravel and stone pad, which will be where the wash and pack will happen, under a roof. Thanks Chris Bentley!
Here’s that Rainbow I’ve been alluding to. Started off small and pretty…
…And then spanned the entire sky. It even went double for a little while. What does it mean??!?!
In anticipation of co-housing all the chicken clans in the barn for the winter, I’ve transitioned them slowly to hang out together. First in neighboring fences, then comingling a bit, then all-together living together. It’s fun to see the different varieties together. They still have little tiffs now and then, but for the most part have adjusted. And the Auracana rooster is mighty proud to have expanded his henny pennies thrice over!!