Another year gone! It seems only yesterday that it was the start of 2022. Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? I always love spending today looking over the blog, reminding myself of all the changes, successes and failures during the year. I've tried to pick out some of my most memorable adventures but... Continue Reading →
At lunchtime, I dashed down to the allotment for a very unusual but exciting event - I was going to be teaching a group of home schooled children about bees. The family on Plot 1 home school their children who adore outdoor learning and forest school. As it turns out, they were learning about bees... Continue Reading →
As I came home at lunch time I received a call from Cliff. He had spotted another swarm, this time on Phil's plot. Promising him I would be down, I yelled to my husband and headed back out. When I got to the site, I found Cliff and he showed me where the swarm was.... Continue Reading →
Tackling a Swarm Solo!
As I was wrestling with a new stitch in my beginners crochet class, I received a message from Andrea informing me that there was a swarm in a tree at the bottom of Bob's plot. Understandably, she wasn't sure what to do but knew that I helped Steve and Phil out with the bees. I... Continue Reading →
Roses are red, violets are blue, angry bees are all over you!
Today was rather a bitty day. We ambled down to the allotment at lunchtime to feed the chickens. They were all happy to scoff their treats and then ignore us. My husband amused himself in picking up Tommy for a cuddle. Needless to say, he wasn't impressed. I showed my husband all my hard work... Continue Reading →
A new bee suit
This morning I walked down to the allotment in between heavy rain showers. The chickens ran to meet me, some of them looked like they had sat out in the rain. Georgie in particular looked especially bedraggled. Quickly, I topped up their food and water and collected an egg. Next, I checked on the new... Continue Reading →