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Showing posts from May, 2015

New Dining Chairs

Recently we added new dining chairs to our farmhouse.

They are Pottery Barn Isabella Chairs and I think they look great around a farmhouse table.

Red, black & white with rush seats.

Grab a seat. Let's eat!

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me  in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Crocheted Baby Mary Jane's

I'm pretty sure these are the sweetest baby shoes I have ever made.  I absolutely love them!

 Our niece had a baby girl.  After all the boys in our family and extended family, I jumped at the chance to make something pink!

I adapted a baby shoe pattern to make them Mary Jane's and then adapted a beanie hat pattern to make a baby girl cloche hat to match.

Available for order for a short time.  Email for info. So sweet and pink!
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Hiving New Bees in Warre Hives

Our Italian bees arrived on the farm yesterday late in the afternoon. They came by US Postal and the people in the post office were anxious for me to take them home!

The two packages of bees were secure in screen boxes and buzzed noisily on the way home.

Since a thunderstorm with tornadoes was brewing, we waited until this morning to hive the new arrivals.  A quiet spot and a mist of sugar water, and they were happy to wait out the storm to see their new hives.

Lots of research and reading has gone into this beekeeping project but for the hiving process a video on YouTube was the most helpful.  You can see it here.

All of the tools were on hand  and we were ready to unleash the bees.

First, we pried off the wood cover, then held carefully on to the tab while removing the can of bee food.  The queen was in a box attached to the plastic tab and she has to be taken care of first.

See, she's in the small box with her attendants.  

First we took the cork out of the end and then poked …