Monday, April 12, 2010

The ponies have arrived! Lovely Capri and her daughter Patches have come to live with us. I am scouting around for a" hot date" that the two of them can share so that we can have some baby ponies on the farm next year. A friend of ours has a very handsome miniature stud that has some foreign lineage that I am sure will impress the little ladies. Hopefully by fall festival time, Rocky will have a pony cart ready so that we can show the children around the farm in style. We have had a very productive week here on the farm, we were able to get the mulched beds put in for the warm weather crops and they will go in this week. The strawberries are slowly but surely making their progress, we are still hoping for April 24 for the start of strawberry picking. I am going to post our guidelines this week so all will know what to expect when visiting. We also added on to the beehives to entice the girls to stick around. We have some very strong hives that we will be able to split this spring, as sometimes there is mutiny among the ranks and the workers start to develop queen cells to produce another queen or two, and when that happens , it usually starts the bickering, backbiting, catfighting, and other nonsense, so to keep the peace, we just separate a few, give them their own queen and their own home, and let them live peacefully ever after until it starts again next Spring. Makes you stop and think, doesn't it?From our farmstead to your table, thank you so much for all of your support!

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