Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fodder Day 2

No picture it looks pretty much the same with a teeny tiny little sprout coming off the end. Started second tray and I still need more trays.

Getting my bee suit today and I might actually take a picture of myself looking like an astronaut stay tuned :)
Okay Sweetland farm I added a picture just for you :) You can barely see the teeniest tiniest little white sprouts coming out of the end. I'm glad you asked for this picture upon further inspection of this tray I noticed my drainage holes kind of suck and I had water standing in one end which was causing mold to already grow :/ I will make sure it gets drained good after each watering from now on and once this tray is harvested I will add more drain holes :)

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  1. Take a pic!
    I like your fodder information. I never really thought about it. Thanks for sharing what your doing and how it's going.

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    1. Posted a pic of the teeny tiny sprouts :)

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    1. Thank you Beth. We made it to Spring, now it just needs to feel like it :)

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  3. The bee hives is another thing we plan on doing bere at the Estate. The local bee keeper teaches a 6 week course at the local college.
    April 7 and we are put of probate.. yippee

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    1. YEAH!!!!! You need to be at the Estate! I'm in love with bee's. I don't have my own to keep yet but I adore them!

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  4. Amazing how fast those little buggers start to sprout, isn't it? How long will you let the sprouts get?

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    1. From what I've researched eight days....I'm shooting for a Chia pet rug so we shall see :)

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  5. Hi Kelly, you amaze me. Last year it was chickens and now you are taking on bees. How very brave of you. I can't wait to see you sporting your new beekeeper suit. I am so proud of the way you have taken to farming. If I were only young again, I would want to grow up to be just like you. Your husband and children must be very proud :)
    Have a lovely day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Thank you Connie, your comments always make my day :)

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  6. Barley is easy to grow over winter if you decide to use it then you can plant a patch of it.

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  7. Yay! You got your barley. I'm still on wheat, but I've learned my feed store can get barley. My girls are loving it. I just ordered a kit from half pint homestead to make it a little easier on myself (automatic pump and all that).

    Good luck. Off to bed because it's the first official milking of the season in the morning!

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  8. Kelly - What you want for bee keeping is a Pollinator Suit. Go tot he Mann Lake online catalog and look for item number CV-140 (then get the size you need) Trust me here no other suit Vail combo will be as good as this jacket with a hard hood attached.... I LOVE MINE!!!!

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    1. Thanks PP! I will check them out!

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