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Future Site of Beeland

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The upcoming bees will need full sun and a flat platform for their hive. So today we repurposed some ancient iron railings (removed in 2003 from the front porch) and a stage platform built for Powhatan. Throw in some cinder blocks, a few fence posts, and some barbed wire, and you have a hopefully horse-proof site.

The truck was helpful in moving stuff around (as always).

The truck was helpful in moving stuff around (as always).

Future site of beeland.  If you look carefully you can see the apothecary shed in the background.  All hail the apothecary shed.

Future site of beeland. If you look carefully you can see the apothecary shed in the background. All hail the apothecary shed.

Orgies, Beavers, and the Difference 500 Miles Makes

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In NH this weekend, we went to see the newt orgy. Apparently it had already ended by the time we arrived. Only a few newt stragglers remained.

Here’s what it looks like in NH in early April.

At least there were beavers to be seen. Or signs of beavers anyway.

Huge oak taken down by beavers.

Huge oak taken down by beavers.

Or was it the field ecologist?

Beavers or ecologists?

Beavers or ecologists?

At least we used all of our gear. Here is how a field ecologist rolls in NH. Umbrella, snowshoes, and an ipad.

Meanwhile back at the apothecary shed, things look distinctly more springlike.

Early Spring in Virginia.

Early Spring in Virginia.

The first bluebells of Spring.

Spring bluebells in Virginia.

Spring bluebells in Virginia.