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We Have Achieved Greenhouse!

by Lisa Linderman on May 24, 2011

in construction projects,photos

Some time ago I wrote about starting a greenhouse project.  The floor was complete on April 24th…of last year.  Then things happened and life went on, and the greenhouse project was abandoned for a while.  But now, it’s complete! It’s sturdy as heck, and quite a bit taller than I needed, but I can hang [...]

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Buggus giganticus

by Lisa Linderman on August 10, 2010

in photos

This guy’s been hanging out on the front porch for several days now.  Don’t know where he came from or why he’ s hanging out on the brick.  He’s alive, I checked. I also looked him up with my fearsome Google skillz, and he is apparently a Ponderous Borer (Ergates spiculatus), a large pine borer [...]

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New Digs for the Chicks!

by Lisa Linderman on October 11, 2009

in chickens,photos

Since we had a hen go broody several months ago, we’ve been planning the expansion of the chicken coop. We started with five girls last year, and after acquiring three new girls from a neighbor and having 4 babies hatch from our broody hen’s clutch, we now have a total of 12 chickens. The coop [...]

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When Nerds Keep Bees

by Lisa Linderman on August 27, 2009

in bees,honeybees,photos

I’ve posted pictures of my Top Bar Beehive before. It’s a lovely creation which my husband made for me out of pine and alder, and for which he created probably the sturdiest, most weatherproof roof in the history of beehives. But it just needed…something. Enter me with my woodburner. Yeah. Now hand me an English/Quenya* [...]

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Laure Niernore*

by Lisa Linderman on July 1, 2009

in bees,honeybees,photos

The bees are working busily! They are working on attaching the combs to the side of the hive, which can be seen along the viewing window, and they’ve built comb more than halfway back. By my calculations, they should be hatching out new workers soon, if they aren’t already. Excellent! They have one of the [...]

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Of Bumblebees and Lilies

by Lisa Linderman on June 1, 2009

in bees,bumblebees,photos

I’ve had hardy water lilies in a pot for several years now. They moved with me from the old house. Each year they send up lots of pretty green lily pads, and nothing else. This year, they signaled their approval of the new house by giving me a bright, beautiful water lily blossom! That weird [...]

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We have babies!

by Lisa Linderman on June 1, 2009

in birds,photos,robins

The robin eggs have hatched. Weirdly, I only found one little tiny piece of shell under the bush, even though I’m sure I peeked in the nest very very shortly after the hatching. My guess is that momma robin either ate the shells or disposed of them elsewhere to disguise the location of the nest. [...]

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So I just wrote about dealing with the overflow of plastic pots you might have if you buy plants very often. Of course one easy thing to do with them is use them to start new seeds. But if you actually have a situation where you don’t have enough little plastic pots, or yours are [...]

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I saw that sign on a local Burgerville…”Asparagus – The Pointiest Vegetable”. At the time it made me giggle, but lately I’ve been a little overly excited about asparagus, so I thought I’d share. A few years ago, someone in my family asked me to pickle some asparagus spears. Okay, I said, bring me some [...]

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The Bee Corner

by Lisa Linderman on March 21, 2009

in bees,orchard mason bees,photos

Bee things proceed apace! This week, I went out and purchased two large wooden planters for my “Bee Garden”. Ordinarily I would put the plants directly into the ground, but I’m not entirely sure where I want these plants to wind up in the eventual garden scheme. So rather than transplant them one or more [...]

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