Easter basket

On the day before Easter, we got a special delivery: A friend of mine had baby goats who needed fostering, so we volunteered to take them. Best Easter basket ever! We named them Bunny (left) and Cadbury (right). For about a week we bottle fed them, then we were able …

Spring storms

We’ve had a lot of storms this spring, which means older and weaker trees are coming down. Last week we dealt with this one. I think this one was a hackberry. It was rotten in the middle up where it broke. Because of the position, we had to put a …

Spring happenings

Spring seems to be a busy time out here! The bees are becoming active again, and we see them out collecting water and visiting flowers. Babies are starting to arrive as well. Our first babies, in early February, were twin doelings born to our LaMancha doe, Dottie. The birth went …

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 …

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 …