Becky and one of the bucklings. He has the longest legs ever!
Jill, making sure I take good care of her baby. She is such a great Mama.
I ordered 5 Nucs from Bjorn Apiaries. These are already established colonies with their own queen that come with 5 frames of brood....so this type of colony grows quickly and can produce honey its' first season.
Now we have to keep our fingers crossed that the weather conditions for the summer cooperate with us for optimal honey production.
Today our contractors are installing the pine decking (2 5/8 inch thick tongue and groove pine) that will serve as ceiling for the first floor and flooring for the second floor. Once this is complete, they will be able to frame out the rooms for the second floor. At the same time, the heating contractors are installing the geo-thermal unit that will serve as back up heat for our wood burning stove and fireplace.
Each day we are just a little farther along....and it is all so exciting...this building a log home.
Winter months seem long. Even more so when I read friends' blogs from warmer climates. Here in Pennsylvania it feels as though Spring is still so far away. Most days are grey, the winds remain frigid, and snow showers sneak up on us when we let our guard down.
But still, we cling to the hope that Spring will sneak in early and get a foothold on our land...turning the greys and browns to green once again.
Sissy says "This stuff tastes terrible!"