We caught a ground hog today. It has been chewing the herbs, flowers and vegetable tops. It virtually de-leafed several pumpkin plants. It was one of the fattest ground hogs I have ever seen! Tamara named it "Chester" and it will be relocated.
Tamara also helped me to inspect our six honeybee colonies. One died but the rest are in good shape. We even added a honey super to one of them. Of course, we had to sample some of the honey with our fingers while we had the hives open. Jacob and Edward worked on watering the herb circle which is not irrigated and was getting very dry. Toward the end of the morning, we all worked on cutting grape vines out of the apple trees. The little apples are already starting to get red. -Celia
"Normal is overrated" -Megan
"Don't you dare hurt Chester the groundhog!" - Carly
"Always try cinnamon bread!" - Willie
"Beekeeping!" - Tamara
"The milk wouldn't boil!" - Julia
"Cheesemaking - add that to my resume" -Mitchell
Chester - caught in the act!
Julia stirring milk for cheese
Jacob & Edward, Tamara & Willie making zucchini bread
Tamara & Celia check the bees
Fresh herbed cheese and warm zucchini bread - Yum!!