How about the bees? Yep, we finally put the "bee" into the B farm (yes, B is from our last name) but Wednesday, we got our first hive of bees! They made the journey from pickup point to the farm buzzingly (ha).
|The arrow is pointing to the tab that is holding the queen box|
Beekeeper Bruce got the hive all set up
Can you believe they've already started making the wax cells? Hopefully Ms. Queen Bee is laying already. We have seen worker bees with pollen so they are settling in.
We spent the rest of the week working busy as bees....haha, ok enough with the bee jokes.
Last weekend, our friends helped me weed and plant the front flowerbed (thanks Patty for all the plants - they are doing great! and thank you Paul and Mira!)
And this week got mulch (thanks Simon for the mulch!) down in the flowerbeds. Can I say my friends are the best?
The oakleaf hydrangea is very happy. Look at all those blooms!
Hello pretty Lady Friend (iris variety)
I completely dug up the front bed in front of the bedroom window (goodbye snake hiding grass) and had Bruce pull out the tired bush on the corner.
The cannas were passed along to a friend.
|drain on the left side - also one on the right side|
I got the studio door painted (thanks Bruce for putting the second coat on when I was too tired to move that evening) and Bruce started running the wiring for the outlets and lights. Yes!
Then on Saturday, with the help of B's brother, we got the pathway to the studio done!
Woot. Y'all! It changes the look of the backyard completely! I can now see my vision of the backyard coming to life. It might not happen overnight but it's there!
Sore and tired, we ended the day with a yummy dinner from Pint & Barrel.
Sunday morning, we headed to church for a wonderful Easter service. I think I could have stayed there all day singing and worshipping our Savior.
Back at the farm, I worked on lunch while the guys finished up the walkway from the patio to the steps up into the yard. It looks wonderful. A huge "thank you" to my brother-in-law Barry for helping us get that job done!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our progress at the farm. Come back Wednesday for a fun (and more relaxing) post on wedding stuff. Megan and I had a blast with it!
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