Saturday started out with the guys working on pounding in more supports for the high tunnel hoops. They hit some major rocks on the far side of tunnel 2 and had to spend quite some time digging them out with the tractor.
Just after lunch was the arrival of the bees! They came in these little boxes complete with five frames of bees and a queen. You will notice at the bottom some of the bees on the outside of the box. They clung there for the whole 2 hour ride from Maine!
Can you spot the queen bee in this pic? It is a little tricky because she is under another bee but you will notice on close inspection that she is much longer than the others and her stripes look a little different.
Bee keepers perfume!
All the bees were happy by the time we got them loaded into the hives, added another box and then some sugar water for a little extra boost!
While all the excitement with the bee hives was going on the guys were busy erecting tunnel one! It was so nice to see one finally up!!
Some of the gang worked on hoop construction while the first tunnel was being erected.
Meanwhile... Emmy is guarding the greenhouse plastic which is rolled up neatly in these green bags...
...and Ethan is just hanging around, so much for help from the kiddos.
The asparagus is coming along nicely! We under-sowed it with white clover to keep the weeds down and feed the plants some extra nitrogen. Also the bees will love it!
The finishing touches needed to be done up in the rafters! David seems content to sit up there awhile and enjoy the "Grand View".
Two houses up! What a great day!!