Sunday, November 13, 2016

Busy As Bees

I spent most of the beautiful weekend inside, working hard trying to get the new Farm Shop updated. Luckily I needed to take pictures of the new calendars, new mugs, new bags, new wreaths...and conveniently the light outside was perfect.  Actually, it was probably a little too bright, but it was a good excuse regardless ;-).

We've had several frosts now and a hard freeze last night.  It dropped down to 25 last night and I lost all the marigolds in the dye garden, but the early morning sun out front helped carry the blanket flowers through.  That was a huge blessing not only because I am still enjoying all the blooms, but so are all the bees.  



A bee for every flower! And see the orange on the flying bee? That's the pollen they are gathering from the flowers.  Covering everything with sheets at night has given them a few extra days to load up their pantry.  I'm glad to help!





7 comments:

Brenda Bonisteel said...

Pretty flowers -- what is their name?

thecrazysheeplady said...

Blanket flower is the common name. They are the hardest working flowers all summer and fall. Just love them! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaillardia

Glenda said...

The world needs more folks just like you - a true lover of nature.

sophy0075 said...

You are a great beemom as well as a great sheepmom. And let's not forget hankmom, combyetalmom, and the Adventure Chickens!

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful!

Linda

karen said...

all of our flowers are gone and the bees are sleeping. However, I saw a butterfly yesterday!!

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Great to see the bees still working in your part of the world - I haven't seen any for several weeks here, but there aren't really any flowers left.

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