Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Few Firsts

A few of our spring firsts!

Here are the farm boys getting the tractor and harrower ready to plant our first planting of grass/oat hay. I even heard that our "knight" was able to drive the tractor while my husband stood on the harrower to help move the seed along...not too safe and I was glad I didn't see that stunt!

A first horse ride for our oldest young man. He is riding Hondo....a huge horse of almost 17 hands...massive but gentle guy!

First time for mom to adorn the "extra-large" bee suit and help with the bees. Here we are looking for eggs so we can force a split and gain a few more hives.
We did loose two hives over the winter but our other two hives are 50,000 strong. They were really buzzing around...amazing enough we didn't get stung.
Aren't chickens funny...they were so curious if we had "snacks" for them.


Mrs. Taffy said...

I'd say those chicken are pretty brave to hang out by the OPEN hive! I can't remember if chickens eat bees or not...we have a back yard full of dead hoo...the boys are getting more at the end of the month!

Whose horse is that? Very cool ride!

I have a lot to tell you...sorry I haven't emailed much this week! Just been busy & happy!

Love you,

Josiah said...

Hey all! Glad to see you guys alright! :D

Your looking good on that horse, Apollos!



Jill said...

good thing you don't have to wear that gid-up in heaven!! Very dashing, though! Love you all. Such great pics...all of them

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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