Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Morning Chores

I went for a run while my Mister picked one apricot tree clean.  The trees are a bit sparse this year, so even though these aren't the prettiest (they're pock marked), we're canning them anyway.  

He also worked on getting the dead bees out of the wax from the crooked combs he had cut off before our vacation.  He was using a fork to scoop the bees out, when I got home and saw what he was doing, I suggest we get a solar wax melter.  Ours was pretty pricey.  Here's a close up:

Our solar wax melter seems to be working pretty well. 

Still just one hen laying, although others have been in the nesting box off and on, so I'm guessing the others should start soon.  

We let the chickens out to free range a bit, they like eating the weeds.

We have several more projects going on today, so I'll post about them later.  I also picked the black caps again.  My Mister finished up the last little bit of drywalling in the garage, and fixed the garage doors.  


Criscell said...

Hey thanks for the beans, Alice! We love living so close to you guys. You're so nice to share your harvest with us! =)

Alice said...

Having caleb over to help made it go so much faster last night!

We love having you close as well.

The beans keep producing as long as they get picked, so I think we'll be able to get enough to stock both our pantries if we pick them regularly, so feel free to come over any time. :)

marisa said...

I'm so jealous of those apricots! Yummy!