Monday, March 30, 2009

peaches look ok

Well it looks like the cold weather over the weekend did not hurt the peach trees. I checked them out tonight. I am so glad. The temperature got down to 30 degree here and the wind helped as well. Lets hope that was it for the cold and bad weather.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

peach tree blooms

I took this picture on Friday March27, 2009 with all the blooms on our peach trees. Well after tonight all the blooms will probably be gone. Lets hope it don't get that cold.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bee tree

This is a tree that had bees in it. We cut the tree in half to expose the bees and the honey comb. We put a white sheet down to work on as it makes it easier to see the bees. You have to watch where you step so you don't step on the bees.

We put the comb from the tree into our empty hive bodies.

We put another hive body with frames in it on top of the other hive body and let the bees go to their new home. Now you hope that you got the queen in the box. Go back in a few days and check to make sure they are doing good.

We will be doing this a couple more times in the next few weeks as we have 2 more trees to get the bees out of plus we have 4 packages of bees coming the first week of April. Right now we have Italian bees and I wanted to try the Buck fast bees.

Bees on the crocus

This is such a pretty picture I just had to put it on the blog. The bees were really working this crocus. I just love to watch the bees work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cabool Area Farmers Market

The Cabool Area Farmers Market will open April 15, 2009. This is the first year for the market and it is going to be a good one. The market will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m on Wednesday. The location is 603 Main St. in downtown Cabool, Mo, Across from Cabool State Bank. We hope that everyone will come out and visit the market. We are looking forward to making new friends at the market. I would like to thank Debbie & Rita for getting this market off the ground. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the market.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What we are doing now

I have gotten behind in my blogging so I thought I better get you all up to date. A few of our geraniums are blooming. They are looking good.

We moved the hanging baskets out of the small greenhouse over to the big greenhouse. Now as they grow we can spread them out so that they can have a lot of room to grow.

We have a few hanging baskets left in the small greenhouse. We will get them moved next week so that Dave and Teressa can have their greenhouse back for their bedding plants.

The cole crops and the tomatoes are coming up. It wont be long till the little greenhouse will be full of bedding plants.

Here we are planting onions. It was cold and windy when we were planting them.

Here is the onion field. We put the row cover over them to keep the plants from blowing away. We planted a bunch of yellow jumbo super sweet onions. We also planted some red onions and also some white ones and they are all sweet.

Here is the strawberry patch. Not alot going on with them right now. We took the row cover off a while back. Now we have to watch the temperature and if it drops down too low we will have to put them back on.

Friday, March 6, 2009


We went to the Farmers Market Workshop today in Springfield. It was very good and informative, and the turnout was great. We had a excellent time. There was a wealth of information. We always enjoy these meetings. Lane does a great job at putting these workshops together. It was good to meet up with friends and to make new friends as well.