Varroa Mites and Bees

I was running out of time to split my hives.  I wanted to put them in nucs to overwinter. I love going into the hives and just looking.  You can tell so much about a hive through observation. In this particular hive, I saw a bee with deformed wings. Side by side...

Tennessee Rock Trail – Mountain City, GA

Thought it would be a good idea to hike the trail we are recommending for the Ladies’ Homestead Retreat. Yesterday a friend and I drove up to Mountain City, GA to Black Rock Mountain State Park to hike the Tennessee Rock Trail. 2.2 miles long and an ascent of...

Pig Party!!

It was a quiet evening at the Lazy B Farm. That is until someone mentioned all the watermelons in the back of the truck. Woohooo!!  We’re gonna have a Pig Party!! “What??  Did someone mention a party??!” “Wait a melon-pickin’ minute!  Why...

From Seattle to Lake Stevens

After our visit in Seattle, it was time to head to Lake Stevens to the north. But not after one more trip up the Space Needle… The views from the observation deck are amazing – especially on a clear day. Mt. Ranier in all her glory. There aren’t very...