Yesterday was a cold and dreary day in the valley. Total rainfall was 1.05" - very welcome as we had little monsoon activity this past year. The weather, once again, kept us indoors. Dan worked on materials to scrap for recycling. I worked on pottery restoration. This pretty much kept us busy all day. Below is the finished piece - the before photos can be seen on our blog over at http://www.prehistoriccollector.com/blog
Rain, rain, and more rain today. The wind has been horrid. The building feels like its about to be uplifted. Stuck indoors all day, the poor generator hasn't had a rest. Dan is busy with catching up on world events through Youtube. We can't get local television until we put in an antenna.
I bundled up and fed all the animals in the evening and fought the cold wind and rain to check to see if the chicken coop was still standing. This is our second metal shed conversion to coop attempt. The other was demolished in a horrible microburst. Glad there were no chickens yet. So excited on those chicks! a 50 chick straight run (unsexed, multi-breed surprise) will arrive the third week of February. One of our self-sustaining homestead goals is fresh eggs and broilers.
This morning we ordered a Camellia Sinensis - Tea Plant. We shall experiment on growing it in our region. With this purchase and possible addition to the ranch we hope to supply our own green and black tea for consumption. Dan has two cups of green tea and honey every morning. It is facinating that both teas come from the same plant. Me on the other hand.........well, I'm a coffee drinker. Still having difficutly deciding if I should quit or try to put in some coffee plants (lol).
Currently we have no extra queens or nucs available for immediate sale...........we are taking orders, filling on a first come first serve basis and once those are filled we will post any Queens or Nucs as they become available. Date of Queen availability is still unknown, last hive inspection showed lots of new brood, however no drones - we need them guys to be of mating age ;)