Put the last wire on Fortress of Honey-tude Test to confirm electric fence is working Prep bee hive top bars Build and install wire cages for the new trees Gather firewood from hemlock branches Split hemlock firewood Plan wood chipper rental date Plan splitting of the big hemlock log into sauna cooling benches Harvest firewood […]
We have reached the last step of putting together a bear-proof electric fence for the bee hives and yesterday we purchased the basic beekeeping equipment. The first package of bees is due to arrive on April 16th. I have been reflecting on what it has *really* taken to get almost ready to begin to start […]
When I was young and living in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1969-1976), my mother was a fan of Sunset Magazine. I remember that once she found a recipe that sounded intriguing with the ho-hum name of Hamburger Noodle Bake (ground beef, green peppers, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup). The meal was tasty but we had to […]
If you did not see it on Facebook, last weekend we took down the hemlock from the flower bed in the front yard. It has slowly been dying for a few years. Since we wanted to put some of the plants that we got from the Snohomish Conservation District Native Plant Sale in that bed, […]
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Last week was good for getting things done. 4.5 days of sunny and warmish weather really helped. The bee hives are ready for occupants. Hemlock debris is protecting the new blueberry bushes. Everything has been pruned and the first steps at reclaiming the garden were taken. Rain and frozen rain set in on Saturday when […]
In the very first days of moving and settling in at what we now know as CopperMoon, I had a vision of this being a place which people could visit to get away from the city for a bit. We are not too far away, but we are very far out in the country. There […]