Do your bees have enough food to survive the winter? Honey bees need honey as their food source during the winter when it is too cold to forage and there is very little in bloom. Hopefully, you left them 60-80 lbs of honey going into the fall season. This equates to about eight deep frames […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined on the garden show this week by Gretchen Anderson. Gretchen is the author of The Backyard Chicken Fight and our resident “chicken expert”. Gretchen shared some tips for your chickens surviving winter. Chickens prefer the colder months over the summer months. She explains how they keep […]
Thank you to Greatchen Anderson for a great How to Winter Your Chickens Class. Part 1: In part one of How to Winter Your Chickens with Gretchen Anderson you will larn what to do with your chickens feet, combs and twattles as well as what makes a good hearty chicken and how to avoid frostbite. […]
It might be fall, but beekeepers are preparing for winter NOW. This might seem early, but I have learned that successful beekeepers are always thinking two months in advance. If you wait until winter to ensure your hives are ready for winter…. well, you are frankly far too late. Right now I am keeping my […]
Do you feel like the green of your thumb is starting to fade? If so, maybe it’s time to play with your food and grow something. Want a steady supply of green onion tops? Buy scallions, cut off the green part for use in a recipe. Place the white bulbs in a glass with water […]
Brrrrrrrr, it’s freezing. Here are some tips for taking care of our furry friends this winter.
Watch the Temperature: Even if your pet spends most of its time outside, consider bringing them in or offering additional winter protection when the temperature falls below about 25 degrees. Shorthaired dogs, cats and puppies should come in when it gets below 40 degrees.
How do you decide which way to store what you have grown in your garden? For me there is a thinking process to go through, often subconsciously, that I thought it would be good for me to write it down for future reference.
First, the methods of storage possible for me.
We’ve been enjoying nice sunny temperatures and it’s hard to believe that winter is almost here. Temperatures are predicted to go down next week and be more reflective of the November that we’re used to seeing. Now is the time to prepare your pets and livestock for chilly weather.