It's a busy Friday and I have a babysitter for a few hours, so I thought I'd get a quick blog post in before I pack up the car for farmer's market tomorrow. Just a few quick photos showing what's going on around the farm.
We're having lots of fun on the farm with these wet summer days. Who needs a swimming pool when there's a natural swimming hole in your front lawn? This only happens when we get 2 inches of rain in less than 15 minutes. But luckily it hangs around for a day so we can play in the water.
We had the Annual Scioto Valley Beekeeper's Club Picnic at the Clark's Farm on the eastern side of the county. They have a gorgeous farm with a beautiful pond. It was a perfect day for kite-flying.
I finally got out to weed the Lemon Verbena this morning. It will soon be infused in our Lemon Verbena Infused honey (my favorite variety of infused honey!). The green weed-looking plant behind it is buckwheat! We decided to downsize our vegetable garden this year and plant more for the bees.
We have a long bed of Echinops ritro, also known as Globe Thistle. Although many wonder why I would plant a thistle in my garden... they simply have to wait for the beautiful purple/blue balls to appear to understand my love for this plant. Here they are just thinking about turning silverish blue, and there are just a few that the bees have begun to notice.
Three little ladies on one flower! Lots of nectar to be had, girls... just be patient.