Deep compost bedding for chickens is so far one of the most efficient ways to keep a flock warm and comfortable over cold winters. For the sake of ease I will refer to “deep compost bedding” as DCB. We started DCB in our coop several winters ago after having a heck of a time controllingContinue reading “Deep winter bedding”
Wintering bees is always a challenge, but isn’t rocket science! Bees are originally from warm climates but have adapted to live even in the coldest of places, like Southern Colorado! Most large bee keeping operations have shipped their buzzing friends off to warmer lands where the Queens of each colony will keep laying with noContinue reading “Wintering Bees”
Fall is when the great Mother settles for her time of rest over the long cold of winter. Soil regenerates and the worms sleep. We don’t pull up the stocks of any of the plants, we let the birds pick the last of the seeds and the roots die off naturally, giving back every bitContinue reading “Let nature do the rest.”
I installed my first package of bees back in May! I’ve got a funny little Hive made by Summer Hawk. It is cute, and smaller than the standard Langsworth. (Smaller by 2 inches!$) but it serves its purpose. Housing my bees. I got the hive back in 2018. But it sat empty for almost twoContinue reading “BEES 🐝!!!”
Most humans will rarely encounter a bear. And that is a good thing. Here in the southern Colorado Rockies we have the Native Black bear. Now don’t be fooled by the coloration in the name. Black bears can be white, blond or in the case with my two stooges, an adult cinnamon with a shoulderContinue reading “Yogi Bear is a jerk, and so is Boo Boo.”
Life in the mountains is serene, a disconnection from the over modernization of our world. Clean air, blue skies and open land… comes with a price.
Sunday was our last day for the summer market in Blanca. The hard chargers who braved the new market from the beginning stood with the wind and the fall sunshine on the tree filled grounds. Those who remained recounted their sales, counted their new friends and began to plan for the fall and winter festivals.Continue reading “End of the season.”
WCRSLV joined the Proud list of Colorado businesses producing goods right here in the Rocky Mountain States!