Activities

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476 Jul 16 2020 Hive Inspection #11 Sollux Apiary I think I finally know what's meant by "nectar flow"; the top box is already almost too heavy to handle! Tons of nectar, worker brood, and... Bees
460 Jul 3 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
458 Jul 3 2020 Hive Inspection #10 Sollux Apiary Couldn't get into the hive last weekend due to constant rain, but weather was perfect today. Several of the new frames in the newly added... Bees
443 Jun 23 2020 Tied some vines to trellis Jack O' Lantern Pumpkins Upper Garden Growing very quickly and looking very healthy. It's growing downwards and trying to take over the tomato trellises in the middle garden. I... Plantings
439 Jun 21 2020 Hive Inspection #9 Sollux Apiary Queen located on rightmost frame. Other frames are more or less the same, with lots of capped and uncapped worker brood, and still quite a... Bees
432 Jun 13 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
430 Jun 13 2020 Hive Inspection #8 Sollux Apiary Frames are becoming more even, with mostly honey on ends of hive and a good mix of honey/pollen/brood throughout the middle. Queen found on... Bees
423 Jun 7 2020 Hive Inspection #7 Sollux Apiary Smooth and quick. TONS of bees but in a good mood. Rightmost white plastic frame is mostly pollen and honey. Next few are honey and brood.... Bees
421 Jun 6 2020 Thinned Yellow Giant Sunflowers Back Yard Pulled out some runts to leave eleven very healthy looking sunflowers. Plantings
412 Jun 3 2020 Mowed grass Back Yard, Side Yard Soil
411 May 31 2020 Widened hole for spring catchment Seep Widened and deepened cut in hillside for spring catchment area. Cut section out of 55-gal food-grade barrel and placed some rocks on it so... Water
407 May 31 2020 Hive Inspection #6 Sollux Apiary Right frame all capped brood and pollen. More pollen, some honey, but mostly capped and open brood on next three frames. TONS of brood!... Bees
399 May 29 2020 Added door Compost Pile 1 Bay 1 Middle Garden Used pallet I found in downtown Bristol, VA as door for Bay 1. Held on with bungee cords and hooks from a sail shade kit. Compost
389 May 25 2020 Replaced rotted post Porch Replaced one of the posts by the entry steps that had become rotted. Used structural screws instead of through-bolts, should last longer.
384 May 25 2020 Broke up stone outcropping Side Yard Jackhammered several more stone outcroppings to help Willie out. Soil
383 May 24 2020 Hive Inspection #5 Sollux Apiary First couple of frames from right are now all honey/pollen. Worker and drone brood on the third, lots of eggs. Queen on fourth frame, seems... Bees
382 May 24 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
378 May 23 2020 Turned compost pile Compost Pile 1 Bay 2 Middle Garden Turned manually with pitchfork and rake. Wasn't pretty, lots of work. Not great technique, either, since I probably put things back in the... Compost
345 May 17 2020 Hive Inspection #4 Sollux Apiary Removed some burr comb from far right side of brood box. Far right hard plastic frame is now just honey and pollen. Same with second from... Bees
356 May 16 2020 Hilled up Yukon Gold Potatoes Lower Garden Plantings
340 May 10 2020 Hive Inspection #3 Sollux Apiary Far left frame is heavy with uncapped honey/sugar syrup. Next few frames are still being drawn out. Next couple have mix of honey and... Bees
338 May 9 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
335 May 6 2020 Covered for frost Yellow Giant Sunflowers Back Yard Covered with doubled-up old flannel blanket. Supposed to get down to 30 tonight, hoping this will help but not optimistic. Last frost date... Plantings
333 May 6 2020 Covered for frost Dark Green Zucchini Middle Garden Covered remaining three or four sprouts with double blue plastic planting containers to hopefully protect from frost tonight. Plantings
332 May 6 2020 Covered for frost Red Norland Potatoes, Russet Burbank Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes Lower Garden Added two Agfabric floating row covers held down with rocks over three rows of potatoes in the main lower garden bed. Supposed to get down... Plantings
328 May 3 2020 Trimmed flowering stalks Evergreen Bunching Onions Middle Garden Plantings
314 May 2 2020 Added IP camera Sollux Apiary Added spare ancient Foscam IP camera to keep an eye on the bees remotely. Also added a link on the wiki homepage. Bees
312 May 2 2020 Mowed grass Back Yard, Side Yard Soil
311 May 2 2020 Hive Inspection #2 Sollux Apiary Picture-perfect inspection. Bees extremely docile and happy, had to use very little smoke. They've been taking in the sugar syrup from the... Bees
292 Apr 27 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
291 Apr 27 2020 Hive Inspection #1 Sollux Apiary Queen located on far right frame (solid white plastic). The two rightmost frames seem to be brood frames. Some of the thin wired foundation... Bees
282 Apr 25 2020 Removed blocking from grass regrowth area Front Yard Removed the aluminum blocking panels, allowing Willie into the recovered area again. Reducing mowing frequency to try to avoid re-damaging... Soil
251 Apr 20 2020 Covered with black tarp Compost Pile 1 Bay 2 Middle Garden Added black tarp cut from unused truck bed liner. Hopefully will keep out excess rain and keep in some heat. Compost
242 Apr 19 2020 Trimmed large branch Walnut Tree 2 Side Yard Large half-dead branch was a widow-maker waiting to happen. Removed with electric pole saw. Plantings
248 Apr 19 2020 Broke up stone outcropping Side Yard Used demolition hammer to break up one of the stone outcroppings in the side yard that the mower gets hung up on all the time. Worked well... Soil
247 Apr 17 2020 Mowed grass Back Yard, Side Yard Soil
235 Apr 17 2020 Move Swarm Trap to Hollow Swarm Trap Hollow Bees
14 Apr 15 2020 Regular septic tank treatment Septic Tank House Compost
214 Apr 10 2020 Added door Compost Pile 1 Bay 2 Middle Garden Used pallet from paper shredder shipment as door for Bay 2. Held on with hooks, bungee cords, and turnbuckles from a sail shade project... Compost
190 Apr 6 2020 Adjusted to keep Willie from triggering it Driveway Motion Sensor Driveway Sensors
177 Apr 4 2020 Removed small trees Walkway Cut down several small redbuds and a pear tree (that produces inedible fruit) from the walkway to help give the wineberries some more light... House
169 Apr 2 2020 Mowed grass Back Yard, Side Yard Soil
152 Mar 29 2020 Mowed grass Front Yard Soil
131 Mar 26 2020 Pruned lower branches Walnut Tree 1 Back Yard Pruned several of the lower branches as they get very heavy during summer and make mowing difficult. Plantings
98 Mar 17 2020 Initial placement and watering Dwarf Mulberry Trees House Two dwarf mulberry trees arrived small but in good shape. Leaves green and perky. Placed in bowl with some water and stuck them with the... Plantings
13 Mar 15 2020 Regular septic tank treatment Septic Tank House Compost
107 Mar 14 2020 Filled in privy excavation holes in side yard Side Yard Soil
12 Feb 15 2020 Regular septic tank treatment Septic Tank House Compost
75 Jan 18 2020 Repair deck light switch House Reinstall old light switch for deck light. House
74 Jan 18 2020 Repair guest bath cold water pipe House Replace leaky fitting with Sharkbite coupler. Edit: Replaced old fitting with 1/2" to 3/8" Sharkbite coupling reducer and some new PEX. House
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