Monday, June 7, 2010

You could Stand on It

This weekend on the farm...
So we are going to be weekend farmers for a little bit. Like i have said on previous posts it turns out there is a lot to a farm, a lot of things that need to be built, dug, cut down, drilled, spread out, and stood up. Once we get a few of those done we will be able to live out there a little more of the week and hopefully one day, everyday.

Enough of that. we built a be hive stand this weekend that as my good buddy put it you could park a fire truck on ( and he is a fireman so he should know). It should hold roughly fourteen hives which will be a good start, we are hoping to go into next spring with about that many if not a few more. So we can seriously start getting some of that golden goodness. We used some store bought lumber, concrete and cedar posts. We spent a few hours last week harvesting cedar trees from the woods and we used two of them to make our four, four foot posts to hold the stands with.

While we did that the girls picked black berries from the field and helped sabba and sophta start the peach orchard. They also planted some raspberry bushes. so in a few years we should hopefully be getting something from them. The one thing that we have read from all homesteaders who are looking into hind's sight is that you should start all the perennials as soon as possible. Which i will tell you after reading that and before having land i though ok that is what i will do. But when you get out there and your to do list is pages long and all you want to do is get some of the things done so you can do the things you really want to do, you realize you may never get to planting those perennials. with that being said, if anyone wants to come and plant perennials you let us know, you are always more than welcome.

so here comes the events in pictures:

cedar post, chain saw milled

gotta have a straight and level line

by the end of the day, twenty four feet of hive stands
Leviah approves with an icy thumbs up!

Looking for blackberries

Garden fence coming along

the orchard

Driveway/parking area coming soon, the pipes are here

1 comment:

naqahdahnellie said...

The bee stand is awesome!

Not that my mom didn't help out with the other multiple things around the farm, but my mom is who planted most of the perennials that are out there. She died before many of them got very established, but now we get to wander around the farm and enjoy her handiwork. Have a relative, or someone who is currently watch the girls put those things out there. :)