Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Serenity's 4th of July Get up

We had 2 invites. But with the illness, we were unsure what we were doing.

Seren was ready for anything though!

In the end, both parties were cancelled, we were not feeling well, and Christopher took Bailey-Judah to a parking lot to watch the Grace's fireworks display. Anna stayed home to watch Caleb. Dad and I were already in bed.

I love and am so thankful that my children are truly joyful and excited regardless of what we do! Praise be to God!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Baby Caleb

We went to finding Dori... let's just say, Caleb was NOT a fan!

He is however a fan of food, and copying everything everyone else is doing. He loves being outside. He enjoys being held. He enjoys making noises, and music. 

He is still working on walking.

Including playing tetherball after watching his big siblings play!

He is such a joy!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A video for anyone interested...


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Back to the bees

Can you find the queen?

Hive 1 looked great! Lots of eggs, brood,  larvae, stores, and 7 frames almost ready to harvest!

Hive 3 looked good! Lots of eggs, larvae, and the beginnings of some nectar and pollen stores (though we are still feeding this split). We were very encouraged to see this hive doing so well.

Hive 2 still has no signs of a queen. It could be weather related, as the virgin queen may not have been able to make her mating flights entirely.

Or maybe she didn't make it back? 

We gave this hive a frame of eggs from hive 1 so that if they need to make a new queen, they can! 

They do have a little start to stores, which will help them once they have a queen.

Here are some pics of the bees working the clover in the yard.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Last picture at 3

It is so hard to believe that this little guy will wake up (Thursday) being 4 years old!

Happy birthday eve to Judah!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spring means chicks!

We currently have 2 broody mamas with a total of 9 chicks!

And we had the opportunity to help Chris' sister with some eggs they were incubating, but would be on vacation when they hatched. They were so much fun!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Why no updates?

I would love to say we have just been busy, or that we have been having fun.

This blog has always been the good, the bad and the ugly...and this week definitely qualifies in there somewhere!

We have had stomach flu at our house. This is day 12. Christopher was home from work today. Bailey still doesn't feel well. Judah is not eating and has taken naps 2 days in a row...