Author Archives: beeandthistle
I ate one. I feel guilty, though. It was sweet and tangy, and ripened before the others.
Mud up to my Knees.
Phew, that was a job and a half. I moved 200 plants in 2 hours. When the shovel and plant give that ‘slurp suck’ sound, you know they are too wet. About 100 of them were under water almost completely, … Continue reading
Rain, Rain, Rain
In the past 96 hours, we’ve received well over 12 cm or 5 inches of rain. On one hand, that’s a good thing, but if it doesn’t stop by tomorrow (June 17), I fear for a few things. Notably, my … Continue reading
Bee Mean to Me…
Love this post on how plants respond to too much coddling. Might have something there! Want to be a better gardener? Be a little mean. You’ve seen trees growing out of the side of cliffs. Or a ground cover inching … Continue reading
Haskap Days Coming Up July 19, 2013
From University of Saskatchewan Fruit Program Haskap Days Agenda 2013 At the U of S Horticulture Research Farm Friday July 19, 2013 Note: $25 charge, Bring own Lunch or contribute toward pizza order Bring Boots in case of mud in … Continue reading
Video from Planting Days – June 7/8, 2013
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
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
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
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