We connected with our 6th captured honey bee swarm of the year! This was our first year trapping swarms and I admit that I wasn’t convinced it would work as we assembled the traps. But after catching 6 FREE swarms of honey bees I’m a believer.
I love a good sour dough pancake and had a hankering for some. We broke out the crock, peeled a russet potato and mixed up a batch of sour dough pancake goodness. The next batch of sour dough will be used for some amazing biscuits.
They’ve been growing like mad recently and I’m excited to get to enjoy some very soon. They’re not quite ready but there are lots of them this size. It won’t be long now! We’ve got two 30 foot rows of them spaced 3 inches apart. There should be lots to eat and plenty to pressure can for the pantry.
July 20th update –
We’ve got green beans! They’ll be picked today and canned tomorrow.
We weren’t in the garden for about 4 days and I missed the signs of horn worms until they had done some serious damage. We went through our plants and plucked off any horn worm caterpillars we spotted. They’re in a canned chicken can on top of a 2 gallon bucket in the picture below.
After removing all of them we were able to see I mixed up a batch of BT and sprayed all the plants. The next day I went out and found ones that we had missed dead and hanging from plants.