This week I have some photos and videos of the bees. It's important to check the bees before winter comes. We need to make sure this new hive of bees has enough food for the winter. They need food storage just like our family does.
|He also likes to squirt the top of the hive with sugar water. The bees love sugar water! It's like candy for them. They are so busy licking it up that they don't worry about who is opening up their hive.|
I'm not wearing a suit and they aren't trying to bother me because I'm being quite and moving slowly so I don't surprise them.
|The chicks are growing up! Can you find all five? I'll give you a hint, one is hiding behind the mother hen.|
We thought our black chicken was funny for hatching chicks so late in the summer. We have another hen that decided she wanted to hatch some chicks, too!
|She is sitting the corner of Stall #2. She made herself a very nice nest where it is warm and safe.|
|She is a nice chicken and let me move her off her nest so I could take a picture of her eggs. She started sitting on them on October 2. That means if the chicks are going to hatch (sometimes they don't) they will hatch around October 23. |
|There she is! She has 3 eggs under her. She didn't lay all three. She was the last chicken to lay an egg in the box.|
|Quin likes to help gather the eggs when he comes for a visit. If children come to visit the farm, I always let them gather eggs.|
Your teacher said that you are still learning about maps. She said you were going to draw a map of your bedroom at home so I thought you might like to see a map of our barn.
|What do you think of my barn map? Do you understand what all the symbols mean?|
Have a great week!