Thursday, February 22, 2018

This Weekend We will Be At Grassfield High School 11Th Annual Spring Craft Show and a Few Happenings

Hello Everyone and sorry for the delay in post lately, it has been a super busy time even more so than usual plus we have been having really warm 82 degrees and such. Yes they even said it might be a record month for February this year. I lost one of my pregnant goats and the sadness is overwhelming and yet I know its part of farm life but I will tell you this it never makes it any easier!! We carried her to vet and for almost two days around the clock I gave here IV fluids, calcium drenches and electrolytes. She passed on and it breaks my heart to tell you this story but sometimes life can be really hard and you don't want to share things or make post on your blog, so please understand the delay. With the change in the weather several of my children had a bad cold for like a week straight. Cooper is home today in fact with yet another asthma attack in the middle of the night.   We will be at the Grassfield High School on Saturday from 9am-4 pm on 2007 Grizzly Trail in Chesapeake Virginia. We are excited for this show as we have heard so many great things about if from a lot of our friends. My customers and friends share place with me and I am grateful for this. Come see us if ya can!!!

 We have been working on frames for the bees, some of our best friends are also beekeepers and we go over their honey house and have like an assembly line to get the frames done. Its fun, you drink Mead and just enjoy each others company. Two of the boys went and explored on their property and had a blast. Plus there are always good snacks there so the boys eat up on their yummy stuff.
 Setting the wires in the wax
 Bruce and I did the eyelets which was like old school for me from all the years of paper crafts. Plus I love using a hammer.
 This was the blackberry mead from some of the fermented blackberries we have, it turned our beautiful. The mead was little drier than I expected but very good taste.
 Pouring the blackberry mead and sitting beside it is the Palmetto Mead.

Some of the bottles Mead. 

 You know spring is right around the corner when the yellow crocus are blooming at Jane's house.
 They planted a field of them. Just beautiful.
Gorgeous color and the bees love them. Which gives them an earlier pollen source. 

 Skylar has really been enjoying her new puppy she named her Sofia, aren't they both so precious.

A video Crystal sent of the day they brought Sofia home and her new bed
Skybear and Crystal are visiting in Wisconsin now....LUCKY them!!! Look at Ledger he is loving Skylar being there. #cousins
Skylar was feeding Ledger yogurt in this picture, LOL 

Skylar feeding Ledger on YouTube 

Bruce and I and Colten have been working on getting the high tunnel ready for the spring planting it a job, lime, compost lots of work it is 100x30 so its large sized

Colten driving the tractor while we are still spreading the compost 

Colten and JeweLee are spreading out the compost 

Colten loaded the trailer with the compost and we all pitchforked it off the trailer 

We have also been moving a lot of old bee boxes and cleaning more frames for the upcoming season 

LOL this is on my bed on a Sunday morning our cat Stormy drags her kittens all over to be with us, the boys have named them Dora Jane, Rainy Day, and Sunny Ray .....okay if you must know why the 
Dora Jane because she is an explorer for Dora the Explorer and Jane Goodall, Rainy Day and Sunny Ray because the boys wanted her to fit with their mommas name Stormy. 
Have a great week and I hope to see ya soon!!! Don't forget you can order from me at anytime just by going to my Etsy store. 

if you don't see what you need just convo me and I will list it thanks 
Happy Thursday 
Dawn Gallop

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