We have bees!

On Friday, Mom drove to Navasota to pick up our three nucs of bees. She ended up with a few loose bees in the car, but they gravitated toward the rear window so they didn’t cause much disruption. (All the same, I’m happy to leave the bee transport duties to …

Update – Week of 5/21/17

Not much has changed since the last update. We expect the bees this weekend and have been making final preparations for their arrival. The hives are ready to go, and we’ve chosen a location for them. Unfortunately our first choice of locations, with morning sun and afternoon shade as bees …

Weekly update

There hasn’t been much to post about as we’re still in the planning and preparing stage. However, an empty blog is awfully boring, so I’m going to try to post a weekly update about some of the little things we’ve been doing and plans we’ve been making until we have …

Settling in

It’s been a couple of weeks since we moved to the ranch, and we’ve been settling in and taking stock of where we are and what our next steps are. Our plan is to start with producing honey — especially since having bees on the property will be beneficial for …

First signs of spring

Less than a week till moving day and we’re eagerly looking forward to it. While doing some yard work to prepare our current home for the market, I saw that our ornamental plum tree in the backyard is putting out its first few blossoms. It’s always my first indicator that …

Moving to the ranch

In late December, we started the search for a property where we could revive the Dusty Boot Ranch. We thought it would be a long haul, but in January we found it. After looking into logistics and a bit of negotiation with the sellers, we were under contract! It’s a …