The Bee’s Knees, Ewe’s for Sale and Nature Hacks

It’s the Bee’s Knees!

There are so many different flowers blooming in the pastures right now and the bees are loving it!

Do you see the round circle on the bee’s knee? That is called a pollen basket. It’s made from the pollen she gathered from flowers to take back to the hive. The bees use the pollen as food to feed their young. Isn’t that cool?!?

Our beekeeper just harvested the first of the 2021 honey this week and you can find it in the farm store.

Our Favorite Nature Hack

Are you ever going for a walk and you think, “I wonder what that flower is?” or “What kind of a bug is that??”
This summer several of us on the farm have enjoyed using the free app Seek on our phones to identify plants and insects. It’s been so fun to learn more about the nature around us.
The other day I said, “Whoa, what is the bug?!” Our 6-year-old quickly replied, “It’s a black oil beetle!” He and Daniel had identified it a few days earlier.

Ewe’s For Sale

Our sheep herd has grown significantly and we’re needing to downsize to make sure we’re not overgrazing our pastures. We will have ewe lambs through four-year-olds available ranging from $300-$350. They are 100% grass-fed, respect electric fences, mostly Katahdin with a little St. Croix and Dorper. Please reply to the email with questions.

More Cheese Curds!

This week we are well stocked on cheese curds. Did you know cheese curds actually freeze really well? If you hate being without them, you can always stock up and throw a few in the freezer.

P.S. We have exciting news…

Stay tuned for next week when I fill you in on how you can access a plethora of organically raised veggies. We’re pretty excited about it!