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  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    And a hill has more acres than a flat spot with same footprint you circle plowing genius.
    What the hell?
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    Oh hell no.
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    Damn subscripts. :doh
     
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  2. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Elite Refuge Member

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    That's what I need to argue all the time. Nrcs says it's 22 acres, I see a big hill in the middle and know it's bigger, but I need to stretch the seed.


    Doing contract weed seeding it gets difficult.

    Where I am and most all I do it's atleast rolling. One job I had to do the dozer operator sat and watched me side hill 38 degrees. He pushed the orchard out and said ain't nobody going to plant that.

    I was lowest bid.
     
  3. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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  4. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Apparently I was busy last summer.
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    Top two are wasps. Bottom two are mason bees.
     
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    DuCrazy Elite Refuge Member

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    Why I thought of AB during brunch today in DC while visiting our daughter.

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    DuCrazy Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Aw shucks. I don't represent beedome but I do love my bees.
    "It's a fun hobby with sweet rewards". Kelly bee ad...lol
    I bet DC honey is good with all the tree plantings. Believe it or not most of my crop comes from trees. I had a hard time believing at first. Right now I'm the only local bottler that uses glass jars. It's our thing. 16278319388908370607901868736590.jpg 16278319633823458725027311115214.jpg 16278320491612292595922044683540.jpg
     
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  8. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Ten pounds of beeswax. I'll be doing about 5 times that much this year.
    It sort of just happens.
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    Most of my wax gets recycled and painted onto foundations in spring.
    These are foundations. I'm getting low.
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  9. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    When I first got back into bees I tried hard to market honey now I don't. I contacted bakers and breweries with no luck at all.
    Today a new bakery called wanting to set up a certain amount to be bought monthly.
    Dang that's a dream come true.
    They're wanting bottled honey to sell in their shop too because they've already tried ours.
    Wow. Monticello, IL.
     
  10. no harm-no fowl

    no harm-no fowl Elite Refuge Member

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    The bees are really loving my buckwheat and sunflower patch. I was out watching them buzz around yesterday, there were tons of them. Pretty cool to think how much work they put in to make some honey.
     

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