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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    Hived my bees yesterday. There isn't any forage for them, so it's sugar syrup and pollen patties for now.
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    BYC gardening thread!!

    Well, I can finally see the ground, so I'm starting to lay compost and redo the drip system and start seeds. Finally. And my bee hives are flying today.
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    My roo died, along with a hen, of some random issue. Totally weird. Hatched out a mess of chicks, and I'm hanging onto them to see who is what...hubby says why do you want more chickens? but you can't have too many SFH! I put more in the incubator a few days ago to see what else we can get...
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    Bee keeping

    Hived my packages yesterday, no gloves, and they are flying today. Setting up, etc, and going to watch them today has been a good thing for my mental and emotional health.
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    Livestock guardian dogs

    My Pyrs have been amazing, purely amazing. No predator losses since they came, and I can count the puppy mistakes (my mistakes, really) on one hand, while a predator took 10-12 birds in one night last summer. It isn't easy, and I know many people who I'd never recommend an LGD to, but it has...
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    MARYLAND THREAD!

    I do. A friend of mine lives in a subdivision in Calvert and got it waived because her husband has MS and the chickens are like therapy for him...he loves to go out and look after them. His health is failing, but the birds are keeping him going. But it was a tough road, and for a while, they...
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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    Wanted to paint the hives today and get them set up later this week, but it's SNOWING. Again.
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    BYC gardening thread!!

    Theoretically, I should have planted potatoes this week. But it's SNOWING. Again.
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    I might. One of my roos looks to be sick, and I suspect cardiac disease :( I came home from my VA trip to find him just off, and he isn't improving. And I would love to add some ladies, as I must separate out my EE hens...the ones that were supposed to lay blue eggs...nope. A couple of them lay...
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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    Well, I did it. In my car right now are two complete 8 frame medium hives. I got 3 supers per hive that were preassembled, to get me rolling, and 3 more per hive to put together as needed, so I have 6 supers per hive, plus some odds and ends, like feeders and tools and such, as well as...
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    SWEDISH Duck Thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mine finally started laying too! They were old enough in November. Sheesh.
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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    Well, I make an annual trip to Staunton, VA in March, and I randomly learned there is a beekeeper's equipment shop not far from my conference. I'm planning to go pick up 2 triple medium 8 frame hives and some extra supers to haul home. I've recently learned a friend's father keeps a lot of bees...
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    MARYLAND THREAD!

    Yes, thanks! I'm a member of that group. I don't often read it though, just if I have a question.
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    One of my SFH strolled through the house today.
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    Well, VA chicken peeps...I'll be making my annual trip to Staunton in a couple weeks. I could swap eggs with someone on the way...
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