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Turns out the bees at Pap’s place bit the big one this winter. I think the subzero temps and ferocious wind took its toll. It’s a good thing I’m gifting myself a nuc for my birthday, then.

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Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day- tonight at work I was able to buy some organic lemons to make a Lemon Drizzle Cake. I have translated the recipe into standard American cups and such, but since it’s on another piece of paper, I’ll share after I have taken some pictures. Everyone in the house loves this recipe- I like to call it my Lemonade Cake. :)

I’m still on a MaryJanesFarm magazine kick- I simply love the atmosphere, recipes, and ideas it gives me. I’m definitely going to send away for a subscription. Speaking of magazines, I need to renew Countryside… ah, spring! Brings out the wanna-bee farmgirl in me.

Before I forget- I saw my first robin today! I always know Spring is close when the robins return. Next thing I know, Dad will be getting the gourds ready for purple martins!

Until tomorrow,

Autumn

 

 

bring it on, spring

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Watched this movie, The Monuments Men tonight with a friend of mine, G. It was REALLY good! I haven’t ever liked a movie about WW2 other than Captain America and the Molly movie. I totally recommend it, to just about anyone. However I learned about the LEGO movie tonight and I may just treat Em to it…

Anyway, Pennsylvania is continuing to melt. On my way home tonight, the roads were semi-bad, but I managed it. At least this long winter has taught me to drive on bad roads! Nearly all of the customers were happy- the weather really has a lot to do with our attitudes, as I am finding out. I was so glad to hear the birds sing, I can barely get over it.

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about garden planning. I know so little about gardening, and since I can barely keep a plant alive, it will be a challenge. I have been looking at heirloom varieties that will do well in pots. Have any reccommendations?

Also- I’m getting ready to buy some bees for the spring. I’m thinking about trying out a nuc hive this year, and while it comes with a lot of risks, I’m willing to do it. Have any experience with nucs?

Ah, lots of questions tonight. My inner farmgirl is ready to go. Bring it on, spring!

Until tomorrow,

Autumn

baby goats (a video)

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I was feeling sad about having a big goat earlier today and so I searched around on Youtube for funny videos of goat kids. I ended up seeing this one, and my heart was won. I do so love myself some fuzzy baby goaties! However, I still very much love my big honking Bill. He hasn’t made an appearance on the blog lately…

Until tomorrow,

Autumn

i can hear the rain

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I can hear rain! Yes, R A I N!!!! While I know it will freeze the roads later, I can’t help but celebrate that it is actually raining out there. This morning’s fog coupled with birds’ song (!!!) and now rain, spring is on its way! Hallelujah! This long winter will be over soon.

I received Elizabeth and Her German Garden today in the mail, thank you so much UPS lady. (I pronounce it ups, like up with an s in the end.) I will be starting to read it during my break at work tonight. Also- I’m swapping A Fine Romance and a copy of Mary Jane’s Farm for some back issues of Victoria with a friend. Don’t worry… the books will be back in my hands, safe and sound, after my friend has finished. Likewise with her books… I love having friends that have interests and tastes like I do!

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I wanted to quickly share with you this bookmark I have been using the last few weeks. My favorite bookmark, which was made by HJ a few years ago, is starting to wear out, and is in my copy of This Lullaby, which I have been reading in between new books. I found this bookmark at Barnes and Noble’s a while back, and it’s simply so pretty and springlike. It’s become my second favorite bookmark.

I hope you all have a lovely afternoon and evening!

Until tomorrow,

Autumn

still winter

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Unfortunately it’s still winter outside. Fortunately, it’s supposed to be 40 outside tomorrow, not 04. That is a very good thing indeed!

It was bee meeting night tonight! This was my first month as secretary for the club. There were 46 people attending- some of the most I have ever seen. It’s great to be around bee-lievers like me. A lot of newbees, which I consider a very good thing. And a copy of Natural Beekeeping, which I have wanted for ever so long. Maybe I’ll send away for a copy when the new edition comes out in March.

Speaking of sending away for books, a friend of mine released his book on Amazon a few days ago, Histories and Mysteries of Pennsylania. Of course I bought one yesterday, I am terribly excited about it!!!

Until tomorrow,

Autumn

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