After weeks of sub-zero temperatures, we finally had a weekend above freezing! We used the warmer weather as an opportunity to check our beehives and see how they were wintering over. The Queens in most of the hives are already laying brood, which the workers are feeding out of their stored food in preparation for Spring. We will need to keep a close eye on the hives since we snapped back to cold with a snowstorm this morning, to make sure we don't lose the brood or our colonies.
We mucked out cow stalls on Sunday, too, adding to our compost pile. It is amazing how it always shrinks over winter as it cooks down. The cows were excited about the dry straw, but my arms needed a nap when we were done.
We are getting close to calving and lambing - we will start having babies at the farm within the next 45 days.
I've worked hard to keep my etsy store stocked, while trying to balance out my time to make inventory for farm stands and events during the Spring and Summer.
I made these little carved teabowls last week, and can't wait to glaze fire them.
What are you doing to prepare for Spring?