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:

  1. Pretty flowers -- what is their name?

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    1. 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

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

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

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

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  5. 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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