First, let me say we weathered Ida without losing a single bee or feather from the flock. It’s been a week since Hurricane Ida tore through southeast Louisiana. I’m sitting here on the steps of our RV, our home until we get the barn up, sipping coffee to the hum of generators. The weather isContinue reading “Big Branch Apiary meets Hurricane Ida”
Back in June our peahen took an interest in nest boxes on par with a vegan’s interest in the Whole Foods produce department. Eventually she selected her box. Over the next few weeks she lay three large, buff-colored eggs and then started setting. I was so excited. I looked up how long it took toContinue reading “Orphans, a farm life reality.”
Anyone living in the gulf south knows how bad mosquitoes can be. This year, 2021, has been exceptionally wet. Besides the flooding, it’s resulted in an impressive squadron of hungry mosquitos. My signature summer scent is deet, and still I get bit. But my mosquito bites are nothing as bad as what the chickens suffer.Continue reading “Mosquito abatement”
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