26 Feb 2016
Author Archives: Lisa Phillips
15 Feb 2016
07 Feb 2016
I received this book from the grandmother-in-law of a coworker. It’s an early 1900’s edition.
She enjoyed the honey and I loved this book. The photos alone are worth the time to look.
28 Jan 2016
We had a really we month last month and it’s keeping up this month too. It’s a sense of humor that keeps farmers farming.
17 Jan 2016
As usual I think I’m going to keep up on everything. Last year with a grandbaby on the way I failed, spectacularly. Let’s just say I’m glad the bees are still alive and that the garden is somewhere under all that jungle. Winston added another hundred pounds to his bulk and the rest of us were fortunate enough to add another year to our age. The first market of the season is starting up and I’m looking forward to trying to do it all, again.
06 Jan 2016
On the way home from the Coupeville Farmers Market I got a call from a friend that she thought she saw a swarm of bees as they were driving north out of town. I had to head out that way to get home so told her I would check it out. Turns out that she had pretty good eye sight at 55mph. There was a small swarm hanging out on a mile marker. Hubby was a bit tired of getting swarms at this point so I called a friend to come get it. Turns out he was on another swarm call! The bees waited patiently and he showed up about 15 minutes later. Was just happy they were getting into a safe place.
06 Jun 2015
Got the call while I was at the Oak Harbor Farmers Market that someone had a swarm. Called John to meet me after market with all the gear. He’s such a great guy that he did it without any grumbling. The swarm was a bit high in a pine tree off the driveway. This is a pretty densely populated subdivision but the bees didn’t seem to care. We were the main attraction for the evening but it all went smoothly and no one got stung. We were allowed to cut the branch off and put the whole bunch into the ‘attic’ of their new home. We left the box in the front yard over night. Friday we showed up after work and trucked them back to that farm.
05 Jun 2015
02 Jun 2015
I’ve decided to dabble in spinning as well as knitting. It seemed like a perfectly insane idea so I jumped at it. I was lucky to be asked if I wanted to go to a dye in. Boy, did I! We tried several different methods with different types of fiber and yarns. It was a long day but I learned a lot. Here’s some of what we did.
31 May 2015