Monday, May 26, 2008

Garden planting

Today was Memorial Day so we had a cookout. We have a firepit in the yard that sees a lot of use in the summertime. This was our first cookout/marshmallow roast of the year, we cooked hotdogs and then marshmallows. Baths all around tonight. ;-)
It is supposed to storm tonight so we were racing to get the potatoes in. We planted 15 rows of Russian Banana Fingerling, 3 rows of Onaway, 3 rows of Carola, and 10 rows of Rosegold potatoes. The Carola and Onaway are new for us this year, it'll be interesting to see how they turn out. We can a lot of potatoes because we don't have a decent cellar/basement to store them in. Then we planted 90 square feet of Chantenay carrots. We really like carrots too, lol. We buy our potatoes from Wood Prairie Farm, check them out here.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Carniolan queen

This year we started 3 new hives of bees. 2 Carniolan hives for us and 1 Italian hive for my friend in Wisconsin. Her hive will be moving sometime here pretty soon. Above is a picture of the Carniolan queen. She's on the bottom and she's all black.