Killer Rabbits

No, I don’t mean the one from Monty Python and the Holy Grail; I mean this guy and his siblings.

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I blame them for eating all of our peas as they shot out of the ground, and for eating a lot of the salad greens (they seem to have really liked the kale). They have been gnawing on the beans but not as badly as the other plants. The salad green bed was a mess anyway, so I weeded it pulled out the plants that had bolted on us. I replanted it with some other mesclun mix, radishes, and carrots. I’m excited about the colored carrot mix.

Random Pictures

Clearing out the memory card on my camera.

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Polenta with dandelion greens, peppers, onions, and bacon.

The bees don’t care for the blueberries much, but there where some ants in the flowers.

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Anyone know what this is?  It reminds me of bleeding hears and I see it all over the place in New Hampshire.

Swarm

We were out in the yard picking up rose branches that I pulled out of our apple tree a few days ago when Jake noticed the swarm of bees on one of the lower branches.

Put them in a storage bin with some top bars on top while we scrambled to get the mostly finished hive Jake made me set up.

The little box of bees was rather charming while it sat under the apple tree.

(I wore the gloves because I have to have a TB test that needs to be read tomorrow for school and I didn’t want any chance of having that get screwed up)

I had given them a bar with a small amount of comb and some nectar in it to entice them to stay. Having the top bars in the box made it easy to transfer the bees into the new hive. I just picked up two – three bars at a time and put them into the hive. I dumped the remaining handful directly into the hive.

Beans!

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I got back from a weekend of climbing to find my beans had really shot up. Last time I checked on them they had just started to pop up above the soil. Sadly it looks like the birds got into one of the beds of peas since very few plants showed up to the party.