Monthly Archives: June 2013

Video from Planting Days – June 7/8, 2013

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Home Acre is the Place to Bee…

Home Acre is buzzing with activity and NEW.FLOWERS.ARE.ON.THE.PLANTS!! Imagine my surprise when I went out a few days ago and found about 50 percent of the newly transplanted/less than a year old plugs were BLOOMING. Everything is growing like crazy, … Continue reading

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Pollen Bee Nests and Wild Bees—Hear the Buzz!

I purchased several Native bee habitats (man-made) and read up quite a few articles on them. I’ll give a run-down of the information I found, but suffice it to say, it’s put my surroundings in a new light. Just this … Continue reading

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Planting Weekend in Review

Garth Sander, owner of Willow Ridge Orchard (being established this week!), came out to help on Sunday. He loved to drive our new tractor, and made the straightest rows of us all. I think his doggy, Max, has a built-in … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Has-Kafe!

Terrible start to the morning; started raining about 10 p.m. last night, and slow drizzle and some rain until 7 a.m. which would irretrievably clog the furrow maker. Much discussion ensued, and we decided to wait a couple of hours. … Continue reading

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Truly. Busy as Bees!! Has-KAMP set up.

Busy busy. Setting up the boxes of plants at the ends of rows and unpacked 2000 tonight. Don’t want too many more to thaw just yet. Hoping the rain holds off for a bit, although it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Loading Dock

10:30 a.m. 76 boxes with 120 in each!! Loaded in an hour and ready to go home. This is 1/4 of the way done. 1 p.m. home and having lunch, ready to take plants up to the Thistle Orchard!

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Bee Calm Beefore Haskap Storm

Evening sunset over Bee & Thistle Berry Orchard, June 7. photo courtesy of Alec, who came down for the night to help through the weekend.

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This’tle Do nicely…

Over the past week, Peter has been in contact with a new orchard developer. ‘Garth’ is planning an orchard of 10,000 Haskap about an hour and a half from here, calling it Willow Ridge Haskap. He and Peter have spent … Continue reading

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Bee a Researcher…

More on those photos later. Suffice it to say that some of the plants were ‘heeled in’ by people who really didn’t know what 30″ is…hehe. So I’m moving a few of them, and at the same time, looking at … Continue reading

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